Today BUDI held our third annual Carers Forum where a local solicitor talked to our members about why and how to set up of power of attorney (attracting huge interest and a barrage of questions from our carers illustrating the importance of this issue, for all of us, not just those who have dementia) and from a local GP, who has been the lynch pin in creating the UKs first Dementia Friendly GP surgery right here in Dorset. Running in parallel with the carers forum was our partners programme where people with dementia had the opportunity to use some of the technologies we have innovatively used in some of our other projects where we have been running technology groups for people with dementia in rural Dorset and in the Bournemouth Borough. To end the day we showed for the first time our recently compiled video of the BUDI Orchestra which brings together some of the views of those who participated in this project, BU students, BSO musicians and most importantly, people with dementia and their carers. The perceptions of Jane Stitchbury, the current High Sheriff of Dorset who opened the performance in June 2014, and who shares her views on the BUDI orchestra, reflect the feedback we gathered from the general public who viewed the performance. We would be interested in hearing what you think about the orchestra.
Click the link below to view the video: