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  • Anne de Gruchy Wed, 27/04/2016 - 19:06

    For many years now I have been caught up in a cycle of stress and meltdowns trying to juggle life and work and my dad’s needs.

  • Anne de Gruchy Wed, 27/04/2016 - 19:02

    ...Or how dementia and a distance of two hundred miles turns boiler breakdowns into a multi-faceted guessing game and a delicate delegation operation!

  • Sarah BAker
    Sarah Baker Wed, 27/04/2016 - 17:26

    Four years ago, it all changed. My Grandmother, Jasmin, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I always knew what dementia was, but I didn’t know the huge impact it would have on my family, especially me.

  • Victoria Hill
    Victoria Hill Fri, 08/04/2016 - 16:39

    Natural England have just published an interesting new report: ‘Is it nice outside?’.  The report investigates how engagement with nature and the great outdoors can be improved for the benefit of people living with dementia.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Fri, 08/04/2016 - 16:33

    Words are both beautiful and terrible things. Using words like ‘mellifluous’ or ‘Christmas cake’ brings to mind a whole set of associations and images. On the other hand, words are used to spin the web that is the stigma around dementia.

  • Karen Gray
    Karen Gray Fri, 08/04/2016 - 16:26

    On the train home from Nottingham to Bristol last week I finished The Iceberg: A Memoir by the artist Marion Coutts.  This extraordinary and devastating book d

  • Anonymous Thu, 07/04/2016 - 12:49

    I recently attended a presentation at the IMH about the ways in which adult children face the challenges of looking after a parent who has dementia.

  • Justine Schneider
    Justine Schneider Wed, 30/03/2016 - 10:58

    In generating public understanding about dementia, the arts and social sciences have as much to offer as neuroscience.  This is the starting-point of a group which has been invited to take up the 2016-2018 residency in The Hub at Wellcome Collecti

  • Claudio Di Lorito
    Claudio Di Lorito Fri, 25/03/2016 - 14:01

    I was recently lucky enough to visit one of those countries which for most people living above 30 degrees latitude and experiencing grim winter morning fogs and dreadful rush hour traffic would be called "heaven on e

  • Fiona Marshall Thu, 03/03/2016 - 21:33

    Two things have recently made me think about the ways in which we as academics think about living with dementia; recent reading of wellbeing meanings in general and receiving a couple of battery hens.

  • Emily Cousins
    Emily Cousins Thu, 03/03/2016 - 21:21

    Setting out to write a blog post about creativity begins as a rather meta process: a piece of creative writing on what it might mean to be creative.

  • Victoria Hill
    Victoria Hill Wed, 02/03/2016 - 17:01

    We have just completed our latest round of volunteer recruitment and are very pleased to welcome 8 new team members to Growing Support.

  • Neil Chadborn
    Neil Chadborn Mon, 15/02/2016 - 16:20

    I think people ‘get’ Dementia-Friends or even Dementia-Champions and associated campaigns and events. Dementia-Friendly Communities (or cities) I think may require a bit more work to convey to many people.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Mon, 25/01/2016 - 13:36

    Learn all about the binturong.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Mon, 25/01/2016 - 11:31

    A spell of cold winter weather ends as the winds swing round from the east or the Arctic and come from the Atlantic, billowing in from the south west. To step outside on such a morning is heaven; the air is fresh, moist and balmy.

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