So yesterday saw me heading to Birmingham for an overnight stay. I’d actually snuck this one in as Tuesday was supposed to be a day of snuggling but I couldn’t resist the opportunity, and why? Well I would be seeing my dear friend Agnes Houston. Agnes was the first person with dementia I remember meeting … Continue reading Design School for people with dementia….
On Friday I attended the CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD: A National Workshop for Technology Projects in Dementia Care in Hull. I’d been asked months ago to speak at the event organised by Rosie Dunn, a Postdoctoral Research Assistant from the University of Hull. I’d been helping Rosie with the new Caregiverspro project in giving my opinion on the … Continue reading A National Workshop for Technology Projects in Dementia Care – Part 1
Yesterday I was at my first meeting of the local DAA. Emma Williams is the local DAA Coordinator and kindly agreed to pick me up in the village on the way there. It’s held at the local Alzheimers society office. I was met by Donna as soon as I walked through the door asking if … Continue reading East Riding Dementia Action Alliance Steering Group
Long blog sorry! But hopefully full of interest….. On Monday I was up bright and early for a trundle north to Scotland. Stirling University was hosting its second International Masterclass on Dementia Care, Design and Ageing (IMDDA). IMDDA brings together experts from across the globe to discuss ideas from design innovation through research to policy … Continue reading A Trundle to Bonnie Scotland……..
Yesterday normality resumed and September started with people going back to work and some children going back to school😊 and for me it meant the start of ‘doing’ and a busy month ahead. Now most people, after a break, may have eased themselves in gently with just one event….mmmmm…..well I had 3😳 but all local. … Continue reading A Triple whammy day……
That was the title of the talk I gave on Wednesday at the Annual Humber NHS Foundation Trust Research Conference. The Conference was: ‘Developing a City of Research” Always a nice change to do something local and I love working with my local research team, led by Cathryn Hart. Cathryn had asked me sometime last … Continue reading A Diagnosis is the Beginning of a Different Life…….
Yesterday started off on home ground at a conference in Hull. Cathryn Hart – Assistant Director Research & Development, Humber NHS Foundation Trust – had asked me ages ago if I would do a talk entitled ‘Why get involved in research’, at their first celebration conference which will hopefully become an annual event. Gemma is … Continue reading Developing a City of Research..
Yesterday I was with Emma Williams – Dementia Action Alliance coordinator for the East Riding. We’d been asked to do a walk around by a Gp surgery a few miles from where I live. It’s a new building and once more they’re asking us to walk round after it’s opened rather than involving us during … Continue reading Invited to walk round a Gp surgery………
Earlier in the year I wrote a blog about the garden project that I’d been involved in with Emma William – East Riding Dementia Action Alliance Coordinator. Heritage Landscape centre hosted the ‘Yorkshire Garden Festival’ , which attracted lots of entries. Various schools and organisation created their own little paradise on small plots within the … Continue reading And the winners are……..!
Yesterday I travelled north for a change, to the lovely city of Durham as I’m on the advisory board for a dementia project there. It’s an Action research project involving patients, carers, providers and commissioners of health and social care in Durham. ‘Co-designing dementia care to improve value” It’s being led by Dr Mara Airoldi … Continue reading Project involvement at Durham