Video introducing Bournemouth University Dementia Institute



The Unforgettables Chorus Group Reveals Impact of Song on People with Dementia click here to find out more.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BUDI and BU Music are holding their own exciting music based activity. To find out more click here

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports Alzheimer deaths increased during the previous decade. Click here to see report.

The Alzheimers Society reports that the majority of people living alone with dementia feel lonely. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said:
‘This report reveals the stark truth that too many people with dementia, especially the thousands who live alone, are truly isolated. We need to put a stop to this epidemic of loneliness, not only to improve quality of life but also to save thousands from reaching crisis point and being admitted to hospital unnecessarily or care homes early.
The Prime Minister’s Challenge has put dementia in the spotlight. However, the reality is that many people still feel disconnected from society. It’s time for all of us to play a part in helping people with dementia live well with the condition.’

(Dont) Mention Dementia 

Over the last six months BUDI has been working to engage with the public and promote awareness and understanding of dementia. ‘(Don’t)  Mention Dementia’ is an innovative exhibition created by BUDI and media artist Derek Eland, with the aim of giving a voice to people living with dementia. The exhibition was closed by Angela Rippon (Alzheimer Society Ambassador).

Click here to read a review by the Bournemouth Echo

This exhibition has been displayed at:
The Alzheimers Europe conference  St. Julian, Malta
11 to 14 October 2013
The Luminate exhibition, Glasgow
24 October 2013
The Birmingham Care Show, NEC
12 and 13 November 2013


Executive Summary

Dementia issues and priorities. A survey of professions.
To read this Executive Summary please click here

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.

BUDI welcomes 

Dr Rick Fisher
Acting Associate Director (Education)

Dr Fiona Kelly
Associate Director (Research)

PhD Student:

Sarah Hambidge


To find out more about BUDI’s new members, please  click here.


One man’s journey with Dementia

Mr Christopher Devas has spoken about his journey with dementia at a few BUDI events. Please click here to read his journey.


Currently nothing available.

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

We are currently recruiting people living with dementia and their carers to two exciting projects.

(1) Technology Clubs
For further information please contact Clare Cutler on 01202 61563 or email

(2)  Musical event with BUDI &
the Bournemouth Symphony
Orchestra (BSO) 
For further information please contact Laura Reynolds at or 01202 62546
or Sarah Hambidge at

If you are interested in participating in future projects and wish your details to be added to BUDI’s
database contact
Michelle O’Brien on or 01202 962771.


Training – Living well with dementia
BIC Care show
The Expo Care Show

Public Open Meeting
Museum of Modern Art Workshop
Alzheimers Care Show
The Great British Care Show

Summer School
Carers Forum
Birmingham Care Show

Please check our events page for further details