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 three Dementia Champions
Dr Michelle

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.


Living well with dementia training
January 2015
Living well with dementia training
May 2015
BUDI Open Public Meeting
Please check our events page for further details

BUDI welcomes

Dr Michelle Heward
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr Ahmed Romouzy Ali
Research Assistant

Emma Pegrum
Administrative Assistant


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
Michelle O’Brien on or 01202 962771.
Projects currently taking place:
Click here for details regarding
“Social club for older men (65+) with dementia” by Ben Hicks.
Click here for details regarding
“How do we learn new, short routes?” by Mary O’Malley

BUDI Vacancies

Click here