A ‘How to’ Guide: Setting up and running gaming technology groups for people with dementia
This guide is for health professionals, dementia support workers and community
volunteers who are thinking about using commercially available gaming technology to improve the lives of people with dementia.
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BUDI at the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences
To read all about this packed day of events showcasing some of BUDI’s research, community-based projects and awareness-raising work please click here. Do Someting for Dementia – The Spin Challenge results click here to read the blog.
The BUDI Orchestra received funding from Dorset County Council’s Inspired by 2012 Health and Wellbeing Legacy Fund in October 2014 for the BUDI Orchestra. We were fortunate enough to host a representative from the Fund at the BUDI Orchestra’s performance on 27th March 2015. The performance was a culmination of eight weeks’ rehearsals to prepare a number of songs and pieces for the public’s enjoyment. This is part of a wider project looking at the impact of a music initiative on the lives of people with dementia and their carers from the community. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Front Row, From left:
Christopher Skinner, Dorset County Council; Kevin Pritchard, freelance professional musician; Professor Anthea Innes, Head, BUDI; Andrew Baker, freelance professional musician and John Murphy, freelance professional musician.
Behind: The BUDI Orchestra and volunteers.
Click here to read Laura Reynolds’ Research blog post. Click here to view the performance.
Video introducing the BUDI Orchestra
A video showcasing the BUDI and BSO orchestra at their performance in June 2014
Living with Dementia in Dorset
A video of people with dementia and carers talking about what it means to live well with dementia in Dorset. The video challenges potential gaps in perceptions and understanding about dementia, promoting an inclusive and supportive society for people affected by dementia. There is also a link to the attitudes to dementia survey (please click here to take part) which aims to look at people’s experience to establish whether watching this video has started to change or reinforce existing attitudes towards dementia issues.
Would you like to become a Dementia Friend?
If so please contact one of our four Dementia Champions
BUDI’s Mission Statement
We are committed to working with others to help create an inclusive and supportive society for people affected by dementia. We will achieve this through the production of high quality research, evidence based education and staff development, knowledge translation through service evaluation and consultancy services . We aim to work with all relevant stakeholders in the dementia field.
Would you like to get involved with one of BUDI’s projects?
BU researcher to launch project to teach Tai Chi to people with dementia
To read the press release please click here
To find out more about this exciting project and how you can participate if you are living with dementia or carer of someone living with dementia click here.
If you are interested in participating in future projects and wish your details to be added to BUDI’s
database contact either by email or telephone
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01202 962771.
Are you a Carer or a Person currently living with Dementia?
Would you be willing to be contacted by BU students / the media regarding your journey with dementia.
If so then please contact the BUDI office via email at email@example.com
Please check our events page for further details
Courses in 2015
MSc Applied Dementia Studies. Click here for details
A How to Guide, Using Gaming Technology : This guide is for health professionals, dementia support workers and community volunteers who are thinking about using commercially available gaming technology to improve the lives of people with dementia.
BUDI Orchestra Method: A Guide “Steps to creating a community-based music group for people living with dementia and their carers” click here to read the guide.
To read the poem which was crowdsourced from the BUDI Festival of Learning event held on Monday 13 July, please click here.
Have you seen the BUDI Resource for Carer’s booklet 2014. Click here to read
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