Follow the journey throughout our Residency as we document what goes on in the Hub and beyond as part of Created Out of Mind.
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Susanna Howard talks about her experiences working with people with dementias at our Inspiration Day, which marked the beginning of an exciting collaboration with BBC Proms and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGP).
Poetry and ceramics
The evolution of relationships to words to poems to pots. A glimpse of our project with Central St Martins: turning poetry created with people with dementias into beautiful ceramics.
The Hub's all set up for Susanna Howard's Living Words workshop for the Royal Society for Public Health international conference on arts and dementia. Susanna presented her experiences as an artist in care homes and work to empower dementia voices.
Music for life
Beautiful music being created at a Music for Life session at the RSPH conference. This initiative brings together musicians, care staff and people with dementia through interactive music sessions.
Art and neuropsychology
Charlie Harrison invites RSPH audiences at The Hub to view, discuss and give feedback on 3 painting projects he has led with researchers and people living with dementias. Much of his work has focused on neuropsychological testing and how art might inform reciprocal research in the field.
Testing as art
Created Out of Mind collaborator Elizabeth Warrington is pictured at the Patrick Caulfield 'Stillness & Drama' exhibition at The Approach gallery. The paintings resonate with some of her tests for the VOSP battery (i.e. Object Decision).
'No two FTD journeys are exactly the same'
Jill Walton introduces the Rare Dementia Support Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Annual Seminar. Held on 2nd March 2017, it was an informative and moving day, highlighting innovative research and the lived experiences of those living with FTD.
Clare Walton from Alzheimer's Society introduces a screening of 'Alive Inside' hosted by Created Out of Mind at The Hub- a moving and uplifting documentary exploring the power of music for the mind.
The project collaborators discussed ideas around 3 key themes identified for Created Out of Mind: 'Reflection' 'Connection' and 'Diversity' using different mediums.
Project Collaborator Day 2017
Our Director Seb Crutch at the Created Out of Mind Project Collaborator Day 17: reflecting on our progress so far, new opportunities to work together and plans for the future.
Exploring a series of games and visuals created to challenge perceptions of what it means to live with dementia, as part of Iris Musel's tea talk on her 'I am still here' art project.
Hub Pub 2017
Great turnout for our first Hub Pub of 2017- focusing on the importance of including diverse experiences and identities when approaching dementia care and health more broadly.
Rare Dementia Support: Joint carers meeting
Carers from across the 5 Rare Dementia Support groups gathered to share experiences, hear advice and learn from each other.
Sharing Dementia and Imagination
Director Sebastian Crutch presents our vision at an event showcasing the Dementia and Imagination project, an interdisciplinary exploration of how art can improve life for people living with dementias.
Dance for Life Evaluation Launch
This celebratory event launched the findings of Dr Edana Minghella's independent Dance for Life evaluation of the pilot year. Dance for Life aims to bring dance into care home settings for older people living with dementia.
Researchers from the Pedestrian Accessibility and Movement Environment Laboratory (PAMELA) at UCL discuss their work exploring optimal environments for people with dementia-related visual impairment.
All hands in!
Everyone's feeling green fingered at our Horticulture for dementia talk.
Sowing the seeds for change and growth
We look forward to seeing our peas grow in parallel to our ideas and perceptions!
Horticulture for Dementia
A bit of gardening in The Hub today as part of our Tea Talk 'Horticulture for dementia', which explored the experiences and benefits of gardening therapy for people with dementias.
Music for Life
Julian West and the Music for Life team gathered for a morning of learning as our Director Seb Crutch discussed rarer forms of dementias and their symptoms, helping to inform the team's practice.
PhD student, Lucy Russell presents her work developing eye-tracking technology to assess social cognition at our Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) support group meeting.
The Created Out of Mind team recreate brain cell signalling- becoming synapses and neurons for our neuronal disco!
Finger LED lights representing dyed proteins for our neuronal disco- the brainchild of our collaborator Selina Wray!
Prof. Brian Day's Sensorimotor Lab
Taken in Prof. B. Day’s Whole-body Sensorimotor Lab - showing experiments that investigate balance problems in Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) and aim to characterize the nature and extent of balance problems in PCA and typical Alzheimer’s disease.
Kicking off Created Out of Mind with thought-provoking discussions, improved understanding and new ideas.