Dementia Festival of Ideas

This was a year long exploration of the most stimulating thinking, writing and discussion on what dementia means in the 21st Century.  This exciting programme had something for everyone, including expert Master Classes, controversial blogs, participative events and on line discussion.  The Trust supported a major conference, a big survey and the development of radical thinking about where we go from here.

The programme included:

Ideas Lab 2015.  We put a call out asking “What difference can the arts and media make to dementia?”  We chose the ten of the best ideas and asked people to present them in front of a panel.  Here the ideas and see the film.

Master classes  There were six interactive events across the year on significant topics.  They  were controversial, stimulating and entertaining.   Visit the Masterclass site here

Festival blogs explored current issues around dementia – often challenging received wisdom and convergent thinking.

During the year a wide range of events took place including an international conference, and a major survey called the Big Ask which brought to light some interesting new ideas and themes about what people are thinking about dementia.