Dementia Diaries is a UK-wide project that brings together people’s diverse experiences of living with Dementia as a series of audio diaries. It serves as a public record and a personal archive that documents the views, reflections and day-to-day lives of people living with dementia, with the aim of prompting dialogue and changing attitudes.
Dementia Diaries Website
Who are we working with?
We are all part of the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP). The Dementia Diaries initiative was designed by the non-profit communications agency On Our Radar (www.onourradar.org). It was launched by On Our Radar in January 2015 in partnership with Innovations in Dementia, Ownfone and Comic Relief, and was handed over to Innovations in Dementia in August 2016.
Phase 2 of the project is funded jointly by Comic Relief and BIG Lottery Fund.
A team from Leeds Beckett University was asked to evaluate the success of Dementia Diaries. A dementia-friendly summary of their findings is available here (pdf, opens in a new tab) or you can download the full report here (pdf, opens in a new tab).
The website provides the audio recording and a written transcript of each diary, you can volunteer to transcribe the audio diaries here
A COMPILATION FOR DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK
Scottish Dementia Awareness Week:
- Agnes Houston
- James McKillop
- Nancy McAdam
- Ron Coleman
This weeks Diaries include:
AT LAST A SCREENING DATE FOR THE RESTAURANT THAT MAKES MISTAKES
A CHAT WITH MIKE, GUEST DIARIST, AT THE CORNWALL DEEP GATHERING
JACQUI FEELS HER ART MIGHT HELP HER IN THE FUTURE.
JOY PONDERS THE WHITE KNUCKLE RIDE THAT IS DEMENTIA.
DORY REPORTS ON A RECENT TALK SHE DELIVERED.
KEITH REPORTS ON HIS PRESENTATION AT THE HAY FESTIVAL
MELVYN IS CHUFFED TO BITS ABOUT HIS GARDEN.
FRIENDS AND GENTLE SUPPORT
GLENDA REPORTS ON A BUSY DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK.
TRACEY REPORTS ON BEING INTERVIEWED BY THE FT.
Note for Professionals
You can use these Diaries as part of your Dementia Training.
As a courtesy, please email Rachel Niblock at [email protected] to let her know that you will be using some of the Diaries, it helps when applying for funding in the future.