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Not Alone – a song for my grandmother who has dementia

Harry was inspired to write this song after a difficult visit to his nan who has dementia. When he got back at home he sat at the piano and got all his emotions down into words. He said because of his music the family were finally able to talk about what was a difficult subject.

Radio and TV presenter Edith Bowman visited our dementia labs. This inspired her to work with us to narrate the stories ‘Grandad’s Hat’ and ‘When Grandma came to stay’.

Calling all artists! Can you draw the brain? Have a go and send it in.

Were you mine? – a poem inspired by my great uncle

Strangers. They’re all staring at me. Sat in a gown, being fed by her. The nurse comforts me, despite us being strangers. Why does she hold my hand? Why does she call me dear?   Then a moment of clarity, my wife is sat there smiling at me. But her eyes aren’t young anymore, Her […]

Sophia’s Story

Sophia shares some of her experiences growing up with a family member who has dementia.

Your Amazing Brain

Dr Tim Rittman is an expert on the brain and doctor who helps people affected by dementia. Watch him explain more about the brain and how it works.

Talented artist, Freya sent in this visual representation of dementia.

We went to a teaparty to tell our stories about dementia and inspire the design of this website. We learnt more about the brain and built our own out of dough. This is my lovely Grandma with hers!