I recently went to Japan and was part of a study tour of group homes in one area in the north – a region which is still recovering from the devastating tsunami 6 years ago.
Tom Shakespeare – sociologist, broadcaster and disability campaigner – recently appeared on BBC Radio 4’s ‘A Point of View’ to discuss dementia, disability and rights. He has kindly given us permission to reproduce the script.
I live in the garden of England, Kent, by the North Sea. I was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2012. Writing about dementia helps me live with it.
Philly describes a project to collate learning from some of the groups in the DEEP network.
Vocal Flourish brings people with dementia and their supporters as a choir under a professional conductor.
People with dementia are taking peer support to a whole new level internationally
The cost of attending conferences often excludes people with dementia. Life Changes Trust has tried to change this.
People with dementia themselves are starting to write and publish their own advice and guidelines.
We can’t have dementia friendly communities without asking people with dementia themselves.
We are committed to exploring inequalities associated with dementia