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WHATA full exploration of what Dementia means through Dementia classes, an ideas lab, participative events, a conference, surveys, online discussions and blogs.
WHYTo provide a support system for those with dementia and their caregivers and to generate new innovative ideas in dealing with dementia.
WHEREDementia Festival of Ideas. Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling.
United Kingdom.

Program Description

"A year-long celebration of the most stimulating thinking, writing and discussion on what dementia means.”

“Our Festival is about opening up dementia, to throw new light into dark corners, to challenge assumptions, to give time to the difficult questions and to provoke fresh thinking.”

Dementia Masterclasses – the Dementia Festival of Ideas is bringing together experts from across the world to explore different themes such as Dementia and Communities, the financial or political aspects of Dementia or Dementia and the Arts. Classes will also be available on-line for those unable to come along in person.

The Big Ask – explores what dementia means to people through an open anonymous, online survey. Feedback will be used by the festival to support classes and additional discussions.

IdeasLabs – will identify ideas and projects where arts and culture can help improve the quality of life people with dementia in the future. Submissions for innovative ideas are being accepted from across the world including America, Hong Kong, Italy, the Republic of Ireland and from across the UK.

International Conference – will include international speakers, interactive events and classes on Dementia.

Writing– The festival is hosting a blog space which will feature the best of Dementia blogs.
Dementia Photography Competition

The Dementia Festival of Ideas has been a participated in the Edinburgh Festival.

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