IdeasLab 2015

IdeasLab 2015 explored the future impact of the arts and culture on dementia.

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Dementia Festival of Ideas - IdeasLab 2015
Hear the presenters explain their ideas

The spotlight was turned on 10 ideas from across the world at an exciting event in Belfast on 25 February 2015. IdeasLab 2015 was part of the Dementia Festival of Ideas, a year-long programme of events to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Dementia Services Development Centre.

Hear the presenters explain their ideas in the film and explore their ideas in more detail in the latest edition of Iris.

 

The Ideas at a glance

Click on the "Read about my idea" button for more information about the presenter and a link to the Idea in the Iris publication.

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1: Look, Listen, Learn

“Our guided museum tours provide a normalising experience for people with dementia, their carers and everyone involved.”

— Jessica Ruhle

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Jessica Ruhle, Museum of Art at Duke University
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2: Project e-ma

“These creative workshops involve Japanese non-sectarian wooden prayer panels to create a stimulating, interactive and cost-effective opportunity for creativity in different settings.”

— Andrew Woollock

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Andrew Woollock, Queen’s University of Belfast
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3: Immersive Experiences

“Our innovative approach involves using all sorts of technology to change the way traditional care environments are seen and experienced”

— Colette Gollcher


4: ImaginationGym

“Over the years we have developed these workshop programmes which use different themes and activities to stimulate people with dementia”

— Peter Blackbyrne

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Peter Blackbyrne, ImaginationGYM
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5: Art Gallery in a Wandering Path

“Our innovative gallery places art at the centre of a safe environment and brings people with dementia, care settings and local communities together in a unique way”

— Virginia Serrani


6: Journey for Active Mind

“Our small-scale project is important as it allows the impact of art appreciation to be properly assessed in a cultural setting.”

— Professor Timothy Kwoki

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Professor Timothy Kwok, Chinese University of Hong Kong
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7: Creative Writing in Communities

“I share reflections on the real role creative writing can and should play in the future direction of dementia friendly communities”

— Romi Jones

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Romi Jones, Writer, Researcher, Facilitator.
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8: Reading Rooms

“Our programme involves specially-trained volunteers to deliver a really stimulating experience for people with dementia, and their carers, through collective reading. “

— Martina Blake

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Martina Blake, Verbal Arts Centre.
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9: Insightfull!

“Our practical kits are co-designed to stimulate creative engagement, to support practical change in clinical settings and to produce worthwhile art and design solutions”

— Kevin Harrison

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Kevin Harrison, Artlink Central
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10: RADIQL

“We have the first results of a research programme which looks at the impact of participative art on mood in care settings, based on activities which go beyond normal reminiscence practice”

— Belinda Sosinowicz

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Belinda Sosinowicz, Age Exchange
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