6th Edition – October 2019

Hello to you all! Here is our latest news…

  • Rachael and Philly have been busy visiting all the ten new projects, right across the UK. We are really excited at the questions being explored, the range of methods being proposed and the enthusiasm of the groups.
  • Some of our Dementia Enquirers have recorded their reflections in a Dementia Diary. Here’s Paul Hitchmough from the DEEPThread group in Liverpool: http://bit.ly/2mpxUTH
  • Thanks to all those who joined our ZOOM Webinar on 17th September – we hope you found it helpful. We are planning more monthly webinars – dates are Wednesday 30th October; Thursday 5th December; and Tuesday 14th January (all starting 11.00 am). These are mainly for the projects to share ideas, issues and progress: please let us know if you’d like to join in.
  • Our six Pioneers met up at the Royal Foundation of St Katherine (East London) at the end of September. Several advisors joined us. We worked very hard, reviewing the successful projects; planning some upcoming events; starting to plan an oral history project; learning about evaluation; and discussing the concepts of ‘Belonging’ and ‘feeling like a researcher?’ We also enjoyed listening to each other’s favourite music – very relaxing!
  • You can watch a short film of the discussion we held on ‘Do you feel like a researcher here: http://bit.ly/2ooQ74P

  • You can read Wendy’s blogs about the event here:

Day 1: http://bit.ly/2miABa6

Day 2: http://bit.ly/2mjsPwI

Day 3: http://bit.ly/2nJiAlz

  • Howard Gordon – one of our Pioneers – wrote about Dementia Enquirers in the new ADI report.

Coming up

  • Our planned London seminar on Tuesday 3rd December (International Day of Persons with Disabilities) has been postponed for various reasons. However we are still holding a ZOOM seminar on the same date, focusing on learning from and with the wider disability movement. We are delighted that this will be hosted by our Advisor Tom Shakespeare. Because numbers are very limited, this is by invitation only – but we will record the whole event and of course share it with you all.

Ideas for you this month

Meanwhile, here are a couple of ideas of how you can support the project:

  • (Diarists) record a Dementia Diary about your thoughts/ feelings on the project
  • (Everyone) keep handing out the new postcards (see below – we can send more)

If you have any queries, thoughts, inspirations or anything at all, please email Rachael at rachael@myid.org.uk or call her on 01392 420076.

We look forward to talking with you all again soon 

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