BUDI Orchestra
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 budi@bournemouth.ac.uk 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

Dr Michelle Hewardmheward@bournemouth.ac.uk
Dr Ahmed Romouzy Ali  – arali@bournemouth.ac.uk
Janet Scammelljscammell@bournemouth.ac.uk
Ben Hicksbhicks@bournemouth.ac.uk

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.

Newly released

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.

Dementia Poem

To read the poem which was crowdsourced from the BUDI Festival of Learning event held on Monday 13 July, please click here.


Congratulations go to Sarah Hambidge, PhD Student, BUDI on wining the BU Research Photography Competition. Click here for all the details.

BUDI Welcomes

Dr Suyu Liu,
Post Doctoral Research Fellow,BUDI

Events in 2015

July 2015
BUDI is at the BU Festival of Learning, which is back with a bang for 2015, with even more events and activities than ever before!

Book on to an event now

September 2015
Carer’s Forum.  Click here for tickets.

Please check our events page for further details


Courses in 2015

MSc Applied Dementia Studies.  Click here for details
Subject to validation

Masterclasses in 2015

30 September – Creative Approaches in Dementia Care.  Click here for details.

2 December – Promoting Wellbeing at the End of Life.  Click here for details.


Would you like to get involved with one of BUDI’s projects?

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
budi@bournemouth.ac.uk 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 budi@bournemouth.ac.uk

Have you seen the BUDI Resrouce for Carer’s booklet 2014.  Click here to read

BUDI bids farewell

BUDI bids farewell to staff joining pastues new and wish to thank Research Assistants, Dr Ahmed Romouzyi Ali and Charlotte Speak and Administrative Assistant Emma Pegrum, for all their hard work and wish them luck for their future.

BUDI Vacancies

Currently no vacancies.