Exeter exhibition for Dementia Action Week 2018 - May 21-24


Please come to see the 'A Life More Ordinary’ Exhibition

  • University of Exeter, Forum 21st May (9am) to 23rd May (5pm)
  • Exeter Guildhall Shopping Centre 24th May (9am-5pm)

People whose lives have been affected by dementia have worked with well-known artists to create insightful images and poems that capture some of their experiences. Join us for Dementia Action Week 2018 as we exhibit some of their work.

ALMO Exhibition Flyer 2018

DAW'18 Exhibition Flyer


Alongside the 'A Life More Ordinary' Exhibition you can also learn more about how you can reduce the risk of getting dementia.

Members of REACH team as part of the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Cognitive Health have prepared an infographic as well as a crossword with some key facts about dementia prevention. Please stop by and say hi and get a leaflet and crossword! 

PhD opportunities through Wellcome Centre


We have PhD opportunities for outstanding candidates as part of the University of Exeter's £4.1 million multidisciplinary Wellcome Centre. See here for more details. Please contact Professor Linda Clare to express your interest with details of your proposed project.

Successful REACH event on 'Dementia: Personal experiences and cultural representations'


This REACH event, put on by Sharon Nelis, Catherine Quinn and Ruth Lamont, was part of the Economic and Social Research Council's Festival of Social Science (FOSS). This free FOSS event aimed to introduce the audience to some of the work done within the social sciences, like the IDEAL study which seeks to improve the day-to-day experiences of those living with dementia. Beyond this, the event aimed to get people thinking about how we view and discuss dementia, and how this might affect those living with it. The event was held at Exeter Phoenix's Studio 74 on the 7th November and included a number of introductory talks. Keith Oliver - author of Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk - opened by sharing his thoughts on living with Alzheimer's disease, being an advocate for those with dementia and taking part in research. Researcher Dr Alex Hillman then shared her thoughts on how dementia is portrayed within our culture, through film, TV, newspapers etc. Steve Milton from Innovations in Dementia - a charity working passionately to support human rights for people with dementia - then showed a clip relating to their campaign 'Dementia words matter' and opened the discussion around current representations of dementia, their helpfulness and potential for change. Thank you to everyone that spoke and attended to make the event such a success. 

IDEAL linked project 'A Life More Ordinary' in the press


As the first 'A Life More Ordinary' chapbook is launched, both BBC Spotlight and ITV West Country News have run stories on the project. 

Booklet launched to share experiences of living with dementia


The 'A Life More Ordinary' project, linked to IDEAL has released the first of its 'chapbooks' on living with Dementia. This short booklet co-created by people with dementia, those supporting them and three artists Ian BeesleyIan McMillan and Tony Husband) shares information through photography, poetry, cartoons and quotes. You can view the first booklet  for free online.

 A pdf of the chapbook can also be downloaded (PDF, 2MB)

#ESRCfestival event 'Dementia: Personal Experiences and Cultural Representations'


Booking has now opened for the above event. Join us for what promises to be a dynamic, informative and thought-provoking Festival of Social Sciences event on the topic of dementia. 

To read more about the event or to book to join, please go to the Exeter Phoenix webpages

Tuesday, 7th Nov 2017 | 5-7pm | Free (but booking necessary)

Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, Exeter

REACH member awarded prize for best clinical paper at international conference


Congratulations to Dr Sharon Savage who has been selected for the Elsevier Young Investigator Award at the XXIII World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2017), taking place in Kyoto, Japan, September 16 -21, 2017. Sharon’s abstract entitled "Long-term prognosis of transient epileptic amnesia: evidence from the TIME project" was selected as the Best Clinical Paper. Sharon presented her work on Thursday 21st September.

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