Dementia and imagination:connecting communities and developing well-being through socially engaged visual arts practice

Lead Research Organisation: Bangor University
Department Name: Inst of Medical & Social Care Research

Abstract

Although people are living longer than ever before, the number of people with dementia is increasing, and 1 in 5 people over 80 will have dementia by 2021. People with dementia and their families often become disconnected from society through the stigmatizing effect dementia has on taking part in everyday activities. Added to this, the current economic climate has meant reductions in many services, and there is often a lack of meaningful activity available to this population. Yet many people with dementia wish to remain within their communities, in the home of their choice, near their family, carers and friends, with the support of health and social care services. This research aims to address the disconnection and marginalisation of people with dementia and explore how the vision for dementia supportive communities might benefit from creative activities. Specifically, it will use a visual art intervention as the catalyst for change for understanding community connectivity, challenging attitudes and promoting well being.
Research to date, although limited, suggests a number of potential benefits of arts participation to the quality of life, health and well-being of people with dementia. This project wishes to build on this to address a new area, which will maximise the involvement of, and potential benefit to communities. It will look at how participation in community arts interventions can increase well-being and connectedness between the dementia community and wider society. It will also examine another new area, to further understand the underlying processes that create the connection between arts participation and good outcomes.
To realise the aims, the research will be set within three areas of the UK. These consist of ethnically and geographically diverse communities to contextualise the research. In each area our project partners will deliver the same visual arts intervention over a 12 month period to different groups. To understand the impact, the research will assess changes over time in the well-being and social connectedness of people with dementia, and how these changes can in turn have positive effects in communities (facilitate change in societal attitudes and promote participation and inclusion) through social contagion. The processes and outcomes of the research will be assessed using a range of quantitative and qualitative approaches, and will use art, both as a tool for analysis and for visual, creative representations of the results.

The research builds on existing relationships and develops new ones with community and policy partners, such as arts organisations, museums, galleries, health and social care practitioners, charities and local government. This will ensure full engagement and maximum benefit and impact for research, policy and practice. It will also contribute towards building future sustainability.

Planned Impact

The research aims to demonstrate to central and local government, statutory and voluntary sector, health and social care providers, and community arts and cultural venues how they can contribute towards creating dementia supportive communities through visual arts as the catalyst for increasing connectivity, well-being and changing social representations of dementia. A strength of the proposed research is the range of potential beneficiaries (beyond academia) and the subsequent impact. Specifically:
Impact through informing national policy: Dementia is a national priority. This research will contribute to the ambitions for Dementia Supportive Communities (WAG, 2011a) and changing awareness and understanding about dementia, enabling people to 'live well' (National Dementia Strategy, DoH). Partnership with the Alzheimer's Society will provide a valuable link to government policy making.
Impact to cultural policy: It is anticipated the research will make an important contribution to spending decisions within cultural policy, enabling cultural organisations, along with the wider arts and humanities community, to better evidence the impact cultural practice and research can have on communities, using the language and methods most closely associated with central government and Treasury's Green Book (HMT 2003, O'Brien 2010).
Impact to the third sector and local authority policy and practice: The research will assist with spending decisions, by providing evidence of the benefits to people with dementia, their carers, and the communities in which they live. The economic value will be of particular relevance in these times of austerity. This will be of direct relevance to policy actions in local authority health, social care and well-being strategies. The robust programme of research will contribute to developing thinking between health and arts sectors that engagement with the arts can be seen as a valid part health care. Charities will be able to use findings for advocacy purposes.
Impact to practice: The research consolidates existing theory and practice into the development of a new programme which will be robustly evaluated. The resulting output will be of high quality and thus of practical benefit to art practitioners and arts organisations, galleries and museums practitioners, the medical profession (including academics, GPs, medical students and care staff) and carers, who will benefit from understanding how to use art to improve quality of life. Understanding relationships within communities of practice will identify barriers and subsequent solutions to ensure maximum benefits to their work and those who receive their services.
Impact to communities: Older people and the general public as future older citizens will benefit through improved societal awareness of the circumstances of cognitive impairment in later life and outputs will identify how older people manage to maintain social and community involvement. Understanding the benefits/barriers will improve wider participation and connectivity, and reduce social isolation for people with dementia and their families/carers. Challenging negative perceptions and attitudes towards people with dementia is anticipated through planned exhibitions.
Impact through communication and dissemination: The research has drawn on some of the principles of implementation science to develop a knowledge transfer and communication strategy, which details organisations that will potentially benefit and mechanisms of engagement. The development work has established a national community of policy and practice, consisting of key stakeholders/organisations and people with dementia. Importantly they bridge and interconnect currently separate arts, dementia, health, social care & academic, policy & practice silos. Because they engage public, private & voluntary sector stakeholders, this may be beneficial in wider policy & practice arenas, maximise opportunities & minimise barriers.
 
Title 'Cubes' installation travelling to North East England cultural venues 
Description A 'Cubes' installation, created by the North East team (Newcastle University, Equal Arts, and artists Kate Sweeney and Claire Ford), are travelling to cultural venues across the North East. The 'cubes' feature images taken during the project focusing on the arts groups which took place in care homes. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact From the 5th to the 23rd September 2016 the cubes were installed at Wallsend Library in view of more than 21000 visitors during this time. From 3rd October to 14th November 2016 they were at the White Swan Centre in Killingworth, hosted by North Tyneside Libraries. The staff moved the cubes around different locations within the Centre. Based on visitor figures, they estimated that the cubes were in view of 33,494 visitors. During December 2016 and January 2017 the cubes were hosted by The Old Low Light, a local heritage centre on the quayside at North Shields. As a spin-off from this, the project RA will give a talk about the project at The Old Low Light in March 2017. The team are continuing to look for new locations across the North East in particular to host the installation. By hosting the 'cubes' in cultural venues, the installation seeks to bring the presence of people affected by dementia into these venues to challenge stigma and raise the profile of arts and dementia and the research. 
URL http://dementiaandimagination.org.uk/blog/blog/photo-cubes-/
 
Title 'Exploring Imagination III', Dementia and Imagination third group exhibition in Ruthin, 1 April 2015 to 4 May 2015 
Description An exhibition of artwork by group 3 participants in the North Wales research site featuring work created by participants. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The participants private viewing was held shortly after its installation due to Easter holidays. Gallery director Phillips Hughes and Education Officer Sioned Philips gave short speeches and it was revealed that in the short time the exhibition had been on display there had been an enquiry from a member of the public about purchasing one of the artworks on display, highlighting the quality of the display and the artworks displayed. Denbighshire County Council Arts Service have been able to provide a follow on group for participants to attend which several group members have taken up. 
 
Title 'Imagining Dementia Friendly Futures: Activity by Dementia and Imagination for the Connected Communities 2016 festival' book 
Description Following a series of activities for the 2016 Connected Communities Festival, Dr Teri Howson compiled a visual document of the events into a self-published book. A pdf version has been shared on the study's website and on the Connected Communities website. It has also been shared via the study's social media profiles. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The book has provided a useful resource at recent events to demonstrate the research's activities and provide visual examples of the impact of the dissemination activities from the 2016 festival activity. 
URL http://dementiaandimagination.org.uk/dementia-care/activities-and-events/
 
Title 'On Beauty' film by Clive Parkinson 
Description Clive Parkinson created the film 'On Beauty' which utilised interview transcriptions from a participant in the research, who gave permission for his interview to be further extrapolated to create this film. The film features a black background with text in white, that echoes the voice of the participant, who shares his understanding of 'beauty'. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack which underscores the piece. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The first sharing of the film took place at the end of project conference at The Wellcome trust, London to an audience of approximately 150 delegates. Further sharing's are being planned by Clive Parkinson for the film. 
 
Title 'The Cruel' sea, audio visual poem made by Newcastle participants with artists from Equal Arts. 
Description Intervention artists Claire Ford and Kate Sweeney made a short audio visual poem titled 'The Cruel Sea' in response to conversations as part of an intervention session held in the care home. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The poem has been added to the Connected Communities Dementia and Imagination page as a resource: http://connected-communities.org/index.php/project_resources/the-cruel-sea-dementia-and-imagination-film/ It has also been shared through our social media channels. 
URL https://vimeo.com/124503277
 
Title Age Cymru Shop exhibition, August 26th - September 13th 2015 
Description Age Cymru opened up their Bangor shop to the study, providing use of their shop window and wall space to exhibit work made by participants in the North Wales area of the study. The mini exhibit featured art work from all four art groups that have taken place in North Wales. The exhibit was the first time the art work had been seen in Bangor, allowing a new audience to see the work first hand. The exhibition was curated by Denbighshire County Council Arts Service, collaborative partners in North Wales. The exhibit was on display from August 26th until September 13th. An opening event took place on Wednesday 26th August, with press from S4C present with a feature in the nine o'clock news programme in welsh. Interviews were also completed for Radio Cymru and Radio Wales by Dr Catrin Hedd Jones and Dr Gill Windle. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Increased awareness of the research. 
URL http://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/latest/new-art-exhibit-brings-dementia-and-imagination-to-bangor-23720#...
 
Title BLASTING & BOMBADIERING - a short film presentation by Clive Parkinson 
Description Clive Parkinson utilised this film as part of his keynote speech at 'Beyond the Toolkit: Understanding & Evaluating Crafts Praxis for Health & Wellbeing', Wednesday 19 February 2014 and Thursday 20 February 2014 funded by AHRC Connected Communities programme. URL: https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/sites/default/files/download/beyond_the_toolkit_programme_-_final_13022014.pdf 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Attending the event was Sarah Newton MP, who went on to become the co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing. http://www.sarahnewton.org.uk/news/sarah-newton-elected-co-chair-appg-arts-and-health Clive Parkinson influenced the development of a Craftivist Manifesto. https://craftivist-collective.com/blog/2015/10/presenting-our-a-craftivists-manifesto/ The video has been viewed over 100 times online to date. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bnLGe_4Kz4
 
Title Carol Hanson installation at the Lake International Comic Art Festival 2016 14-16 October 
Description Research artist Carol Hanson presented a moving animated illustration installation at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016 in Kendal, Cumbria. The installation featured a vintage car Carol has used on previous installations for her work on the project, further developed to include moving animation. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The installation was featured in two posts on the Brewery Arts Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1144502/the-brewery-arts-centre-kendal/ The installation also featured in the 2016 programme which is available online: https://issuu.com/johnfsfreeman/docs/licaf-2016-programme A clip of the animation in action was also included in a BBC Arts short film of the festival at 00:45 which was widely shared through the festival's twitter page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/40bP11k25c7VL5dG3jxHYYZ/great-lakes-why-kendals-comics-festival-is-a-big-draw The 2016 report is not yet available, but the previous year attracted approximately 14000 visitors to the town. 
URL https://issuu.com/johnfsfreeman/docs/licaf-2016-programme
 
Title Dementia and Imagination Exhibition Rhyl, October 2014 
Description This was an exhibition of work produced by people living with dementia who took part in the first wave of the Dementia and Imagination arts intervention. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Raising awareness of living with dementia - the Mayor of Rhyl has become a 'Dementia Friend' following attending the exhibition opening where he met participants from the research group. The research participants are continuing to meet - increased social connections, through extended arts activity being arranged by Denbighshire Council arts service. 
 
Title Dementia and Imagination exhibition in Llangollen Health Centre, September 2015 
Description An exhibition of artwork by group 4 participants in the North Wales research site featuring work created by participants. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The exhibition was the first art work on display in the New Health Centre in Llangollen. 
 
Title Dementia and Imagination film 
Description Dementia and Imagination commissioned a short film produced by SSP Media to be able to share with a wide audience a sense of the art groups that were conducted for the research. The film focused on the art groups run in community venues focusing on the story of one participant. The film was first shown at the launch of the Bangor Institute for Health and Medical research (BIHMR) on 25th February 2016. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Approximately 30 attendees heard from Professor Bob Woods and Dr Catrin Hedd Jones on dementia research in the Dementia Services Development Centre, Wales and particularly on Dementia and Imagination through a case study of one participant's experience of going to the group. Dr Teri Howson gave a taster of the art appreciation participants took part in the group. The session culminated in the showing of the film. Participants filled in two postcards with their views on Dementia and Art before and after the workshop and a Wordle created from the responses. The film will also be shared through, social media, the Dementia and Imagination website and on YouTube. Update 17/08/2016: To date the film has been viewed 95 times on YouTube. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPEll-yOQxM
 
Title Dementia and Imagination second exhibition in Rhyl, 9th December 2014- 24th January 2015 
Description An exhibition of artwork by group 2 participants in the North Wales research site featuring work created by participants. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact In total 28 of the research participants have joined a follow on 'Lost in Art' group arranged by Denbighshire Council arts service. It is also attended by several group one members, increasing social connections. Playwright Janys Chambers was invited by Denbighshire County Council Arts Service to the private viewing and spoke with two members from the first group who also attended the event. Chambers is writing a play commissioned by DCC arts service and Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board. Following her conversation with participants she commented that she would like to anchor the play around an art group. 
URL https://denbarts.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/exploring-imagination-2/
 
Title Doris and Ivor installation, Rhyl, research artist Carol Hanson 23rd May - 9th June 2016 
Description Research artist Carol Hanson created an installation at Taste Academy, Rhyl. The installation was a static cartoon installation during day-light hours but came to life with animation from dusk until 10pm. Taking inspiration from the humour and artwork of the participants of the study, Carol's piece was constructed from unloved paper and packaging, mixed with labels, artist canvases and animation to create a bungalow for her two cartoon characters, Doris and Ivor's, inviting people to look into their world and see those with dementia in a new light. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The artwork was featured on Community Arts International website (URL below). Carol has also been invited to The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal in October with her installation. Carol has also been successful in an application with the team to The Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, where she will create the installation 'Number 3, Muddle Street' in Einstein's Garden to share results of the project as well as dispel misconceptions about dementia. 
URL http://communityartsinternational.com/blog/
 
Title Eloquent Brain, a film of Lisa Carter's artwork series, filmed by Culture Colony 
Description 'Eloquent Brain' is a series of artwork created by Lisa Carter that began as a site-specific installation around brain injury. Influenced by working with people living with dementia, the artwork has expanded. As part of the Connected Communities Festival 2016, a film was created and shown at Somerset House for the Utopia Fair 2016, a partnership between Somerset House Trust and Connected Communities. The film was made by Culture Colony and provides a lasting digital legacy of the workshop activities from the Connected Communities festival 2016, as well as sharing the influence of the project on the artist's practice. Two versions of the film are available: a short 5-minute excerpt and a full 23-minute version. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Since the Somerset House showing, both versions have been uploaded to Vimeo and YouTube and shared via social media and linked to the Dementia and Imagination website. Full-length version: https://youtu.be/Iuz5eghVCqo 5-mnute version:https://youtu.be/89zC1y3rkQA 
URL https://youtu.be/89zC1y3rkQA
 
Title IMAGINATION film by Clive Parkinson 
Description A short film to accompany a presentation Clive Parkinson gave on 30th June 2015 about the need to explore dis-inhibition and human imagination when working with people affected by memory loss. This film has no narration and is dependent on image and music to provoke emotion. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Clive Parkinson has used this 3 minute film to provoke conversations around memory loss and our values relating to how we care for frailer elders, at a number of conferences. It is provocative and always stimulates discussion. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWj5LM-Hkqc
 
Title Making connections through contemporary art. Dementia and Imagination exhibition: Chesterfield, 12th-18th November 2015. 
Description Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University with associate artists from Nottingham Contemporary curated an exhibition to celebrate the end of the art groups for the research project that had taken place in Central England in NHS assessment units and day centres. The exhibit was initially planned for the 12th to 14th November and took place in All Saint's Parish Centre, Crooked Spire, Chesterfield. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Following popularity of the exhibition in the first two days it was then extended until the 18th November. Around 40 people returned evaluation forms about their experience of the exhibition. Patient benefit - some of the attendees of the exhibition were patients who had contributed their work which they saw displayed on the walls, leading to feelings of satisfaction and pride. A story and video was also created for 'Sensor Estilo' (website URL included below) and will be uploaded to the Connected Communities website. http://www.senorestilo.com/imagination-and-dementia.html Several news articles were featured in local press including: Derbyshire Times Online and The Star Online, media links below: Sheffield Star: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/health/local-health/work-of-derbyshire-artists-with-dementia-on-show-1-7563622 Sheffield Telegraph: http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/health/work-of-derbyshire-artists-with-dementia-on-show-1-7563622 the Derbyshire Times website - http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/grassroots/dementia-artwork-on-show-at-crooked-spire-1-7568405 There's also been an article on Care Industry News: http://careindustrynews.co.uk/2015/11/exhibition-showcases-artworks-made-by-people-being-treated-for-dementia/ 
 
Description Using an experimental framework we examined the well-being of 125 people living with dementia when they were taking part in our visual arts activity and compared it with a social activity that did not involve art. Compared to the social activity - the visual art activity led to significantly higher scores for:
• Attention
• Pleasure
• Interest
• Self esteem
Compared to the social activity - the visual art activity led to significantly lower scores for:
• Sadness
• Negative mood
So this suggests that the arts activity was better for aspects of well-being than just a social activity, especially useful for trying to demonstrate 'what might be so 'special' about the arts.

We also asked 146 carers to rate the quality of life of the person living with dementia who they cared for. Here we found that 'dementia quality of life' (measured by the DEMQOL, an established research tool for evaluating the quality of life of people living with dementia) improved significantly from baseline before the arts programme to time 2, just at the end suggesting that the art programme may have been beneficial. But this improvement was not sustained at Time 3, 6 months beyond the end of our 12 week art programme, when no art programme was being delivered. If we want that improvement seen here at the end of the programme to be sustained, we would suggest that art activities should be embedded within day to day life to maintain and well-being.

Sixty-three people living with dementia were able to discuss in depth the experience of taking part in the visual arts activity. We analysed these narratives qualitatively using a method of thematic analysis. Most participants responded positively. In some cases, the art focus provided the main incentive to attend, for others the social aspect was more important, and a number perceived the benefits of both, making connections between the art and social aspects. The programme content was a stimulating experience, being a subject for conversation and learning more about other participants through discussion and art-making. "The group sucks you out of the abyss, lifted me out of depression". (Female, living in private accommodation). Articulating the unique impact of the art activity was more challenging. Nevertheless, most respondents were able to express a sense of enjoyment and pleasure in taking part in the art programme, improving their well-being (such as improving their mood or emotional state), or, were able to describe and reflect on particular techniques they had most appreciated in the art group. Participants also identified that even if they did not perceive their own work as aesthetically pleasing, they conveyed pleasure in the process of engaging with making art, and many expressed pride in their sense of achievement. "Because my wrists have gone I can't do heavy carving so I have just gone along with it since I have been here but this new kind of art is interesting. I'm using it in my sense". (Male, living in private accommodation). There was good recall of the activities. Some key factors influencing participation (accessing transport, the venue, poor health, stigma) are important considerations for future services regarding equity of access. "The follow on group started yesterday. I was a bit disappointed some could not get there due to the transport, it cost me £12 for a return taxi fare. I can get to [the follow on group], you need to go regularly". (Female, living in private accommodation).
Exploitation Route Our research suggests that art and cultural organisations and community venues are ideally situated for delivering high quality, socially inclusive, mentally stimulating activities. Currently in the UK the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend cognitive stimulation groups as a psychosocial treatment for people living with mild to moderate dementia. Cognitive stimulation may be a key aspect of the art programme described here, as there is congruence between the 'guiding principles' of cognitive stimulation, as described by Aguirre and colleagues (2011) and aspects of the arts programme. A possible future implementation pathway could be to consider an arts programme as a follow-on or perhaps an alternative to a conventional cognitive stimulation group. We have developed our visual arts programme as a 'practice guide' suggesting foundations for excellent practice. This is freely available from our website and we plan to develop this as training for artists to support further implementation.

Parkinson, C., Windle, G., Taylor, K. (2017). Research informed approaches for visual art programmes. Available online at http://www.artsforhealth.org/resources/dementia-and-imagination.pdf
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
URL http://dementiaandimagination.org.uk/
 
Description In our project we have used our work in a number of ways, including co-development of work across different disciplines. The arts were embedded as: • A socially engaging quality activity where we evaluate the benefit to well-being and quality of life (drawing on social science approaches). • A tool to understand the experience of dementia, from the perspectives of those living with the condition and those who live with or care for them (drawing on social science and humanities approaches). • A method for creatively interpreting research, and engaging the public in conversations about living with dementia. In relation to the latter point, we have been at festivals such as the Green Man, and the International Eisteddfod - taking the topic of dementia to different audiences. We have had exhibitions, showcasing some of the work produced by people living with dementia, encouraging the public to see dementia differently - this is about what people CAN do, not what they can't. We have run workshops for artists, health and social care practitioners to come along and work with some of the artists and get a feel for how they might deliver such an activity in their own practice, meeting and working with some of the research participants living with dementia. Some of our artists held workshops with the public encouraging them to think about the idea of a 'dementia friendly community'. Our public engagement work has reached hundreds of people. If each of those people takes away just one new piece of understanding about living with dementia, and what they might be able to do differently in their places of work, or places where they live, that is a significant achievement.
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Policy & public services
 
Description Dementia and Imagination featured in Age Watch submission to Dementia Action Alliance Annual report 2014/15
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/assets/0001/4216/DAA_Annual_Report_1415_v8.pdf
 
Description Dementia and Imagination website featured as a resource in Courtyard Hereford toolkit publication: "The best words, in the best order, a toolkit for making poems in dementia care settings'.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.courtyard.org.uk/aop
 
Description Meeting with Dutch Minister for Culture, 25th September 2014 with member of lead investigator team
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Participation in development of Art Works Cymru, Quality Principles Focus Group session in Caernarfon 21st March 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://artworks.cymru/quality-principles
 
Description Presentation to Connected Communities Strategic Advisory Group by Dr Gill Windle
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact The presentation may have helped inform further strategic decisions regarding research teams.
 
Description Welsh Assembly Health Minister visit to Dementia Services Development Centre 2nd July
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/latest/ground-breaking-healthcare-research-showcased-23285
 
Description AHRC Connected Communities Festival 2013
Amount £5,349 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2013 
End 07/2013
 
Description AHRC Connected Communities Festival 2014
Amount £2,654 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 07/2014
 
Description AHRC Connected Communities Festival 2016
Amount £19,900 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/K00333X/1 
Organisation Connected Communities 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2016 
End 09/2016
 
Description AHRC Connected Communities festival 2015
Amount £9,300 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/K00333X/1 
Organisation Connected Communities 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description Impact Acceleration Award: Creating a dementia supportive practice community ESRC funding 1/4/16-31/3/17
Amount £21,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Title Data management plan 
Description In addition to the research protocol the data management plan has been written by Dr Gill Windle with the research team and provides a detailed plan of the way data is being collected for the study and how it should be done. It also records the documents being used with the studies' chosen transcription service, such as a guideline for interpreting verbal cues, and an agreement for confidentiality. A supplementary document has been created with encryption instructions to ensure the correct procedure for sending files across sites is maintained. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The plan makes evident the data collection procedure for the study and how it is being organised across disparate locations. 
 
Title Development of version 1 of 'Interaction: engagement: foundations for excellent socially engaged visual arts practice', guidance for artists, May 2014 
Description Following a survey and a workshop with the artists working on the study, the research team developed the first version of a principles for excellent practice framework which provides a procedure document for artists working with people with dementia. The document will be piloted and improved across the course of the study, with the aim of making a freely available resource to guide artist's practice at the end of the study. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The document is being reviewed on a bi-monthly basis through teleconferences with the artists and through feedback given to the research team. 
 
Title Enhancement of 'smiley face' evaluation tool. 
Description Following some difficulties using the original with some of the participants, in trying to correlate the question, with both the ratings and smiley faces, our intern research assistant (Yolanda Barrado Martin) and two of the research officers (Catrin Hedd Jones and Teri Howson) produced three versions which were distributed among the D&I team for further approval before an agreed upon re-structured version was selected. This was tested in another session with participants before being selected as an enhanced version of the original tool. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Refinement of an outcome measure used with participants. 
 
Title Photo Procedure Document 
Description The photo procedure document has been developed by Teri Howson along with the research team as a way to record the art works made by participants attending the intervention sessions in a systematic way. Guidelines for taking images are provided as well as a table for documenting the art work which includes: size, component materials, incorporated materials and the dates when it was made. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This tool will aid in the inclusion of visual data for archival purposes at the end of the study. Additionally the tool provides a consistent method for recording the art work across three sites that are remotes from one another and in disparate settings. This will be further developed depending on the outcomes from the first wave of intervention groups at each site and from feedback from the artists in using the tool. 
 
Title Publication Policy 
Description Publication policy 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The protocol will ensure that all investigators and researchers are fairly represented in authorship of work. It also details the correct way to cite all partners and funders, to ensure correct acknowledgement in all published work. 
 
Title research protocol 
Description Provides overview of the research study and the framework through which the study is being carried out. The protocol also details timescales for the various research activities, outlines the work packages which are being considered in the research, outline of research methods being employed on the study and a detailed plan of the recruitment and intervention phases of the study. It also provides procedures for safeguarding data and data management. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The protocol makes evident the administration of the study and how it is being organised across disparate locations. It has provided an introduction to the research study, for those not originally involved in the planning of the study. This has been particularly helpful for the artists working on the study some of whom are less familiar with research and the strict governance needed to run a study. 
 
Title translation of the DEMQOL and Attitudes to Dementia questionnaires from English to Welsh and availability of the welsh version on LLAIS website 
Description Dr Catrin Hedd Jones has worked with LLAIS to translate the Dementia Quality of Life (DEMQOL) interview into Welsh. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The tool has been made available for other researchers on the LLAIS website. 
URL http://nworth-ctu.bangor.ac.uk/documents/DEMQOL-Cymraeg05-01-2016TERFYNOL.pdf
 
Description 'Rural Welsh Communities' consultations 11th July to 5th August 2016. 
Organisation Bangor University
Department Cynefin Centre
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultations with several communities were arranged by Dr Catrin Hedd Jones, developing from conversations with participants and services for Dementia and Imagination around accessing services for people living with dementia in Welsh. The consultations were titled: 'Rural Welsh Communities: persepctives of people connected to communities by geography and the Welsh Language and how this relates to fostering resilient and sustainable rural communities'. Dr Catrin Hedd Jones applied for funding from the Centre for Ageing Research (CADR) to arrange the series of consultations which took place in Llanrug, Crymch, Cerrigydrudion, and Abergaveny Eisteddfod Festival. Dr Carys L Jones (CLJ), Health Economics Bangor also attended the meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners and collaborators included: Gwawr Ifan (GI), School of Music Bangor; Chris Bolton (CB), Wales Audit Office & Cynefin Centre Bangor; Swansea- Beth Winters (BW), Centre for Innovative Aging; Mathew Roberts, Centre for Aging and Dementia Research (CADR); Maria Cheshire-Allen, CADR; Aelwyn Williams, University of South Wales & starting a PhD in Dementia Friendly Communities; Rosie Thomas, Adult Care Commissioning team in Pembrokeshire CC; Cris Thomas, Social Enterprise & Community development PLANED; Dylan Williams, Health and Social Services Department - Mwy na Geiriau strategy- Welsh Government; Steve Huxton, Older Peoples Commission joined mid-morning. All the collaborators shared their experience, knowledge, and views on the topic alongside members of the public who also attended the consultations.
Impact Nearly 100 members of the public (98) attended the meetings and gave their perspectives on rural Welsh communities. There are plans to establish a steering group to look for potential funding to work within 5 communities and develop this further.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'Rural Welsh Communities' consultations 11th July to 5th August 2016. 
Organisation Health and Social Services
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Consultations with several communities were arranged by Dr Catrin Hedd Jones, developing from conversations with participants and services for Dementia and Imagination around accessing services for people living with dementia in Welsh. The consultations were titled: 'Rural Welsh Communities: persepctives of people connected to communities by geography and the Welsh Language and how this relates to fostering resilient and sustainable rural communities'. Dr Catrin Hedd Jones applied for funding from the Centre for Ageing Research (CADR) to arrange the series of consultations which took place in Llanrug, Crymch, Cerrigydrudion, and Abergaveny Eisteddfod Festival. Dr Carys L Jones (CLJ), Health Economics Bangor also attended the meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners and collaborators included: Gwawr Ifan (GI), School of Music Bangor; Chris Bolton (CB), Wales Audit Office & Cynefin Centre Bangor; Swansea- Beth Winters (BW), Centre for Innovative Aging; Mathew Roberts, Centre for Aging and Dementia Research (CADR); Maria Cheshire-Allen, CADR; Aelwyn Williams, University of South Wales & starting a PhD in Dementia Friendly Communities; Rosie Thomas, Adult Care Commissioning team in Pembrokeshire CC; Cris Thomas, Social Enterprise & Community development PLANED; Dylan Williams, Health and Social Services Department - Mwy na Geiriau strategy- Welsh Government; Steve Huxton, Older Peoples Commission joined mid-morning. All the collaborators shared their experience, knowledge, and views on the topic alongside members of the public who also attended the consultations.
Impact Nearly 100 members of the public (98) attended the meetings and gave their perspectives on rural Welsh communities. There are plans to establish a steering group to look for potential funding to work within 5 communities and develop this further.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'Rural Welsh Communities' consultations 11th July to 5th August 2016. 
Organisation Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Consultations with several communities were arranged by Dr Catrin Hedd Jones, developing from conversations with participants and services for Dementia and Imagination around accessing services for people living with dementia in Welsh. The consultations were titled: 'Rural Welsh Communities: persepctives of people connected to communities by geography and the Welsh Language and how this relates to fostering resilient and sustainable rural communities'. Dr Catrin Hedd Jones applied for funding from the Centre for Ageing Research (CADR) to arrange the series of consultations which took place in Llanrug, Crymch, Cerrigydrudion, and Abergaveny Eisteddfod Festival. Dr Carys L Jones (CLJ), Health Economics Bangor also attended the meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners and collaborators included: Gwawr Ifan (GI), School of Music Bangor; Chris Bolton (CB), Wales Audit Office & Cynefin Centre Bangor; Swansea- Beth Winters (BW), Centre for Innovative Aging; Mathew Roberts, Centre for Aging and Dementia Research (CADR); Maria Cheshire-Allen, CADR; Aelwyn Williams, University of South Wales & starting a PhD in Dementia Friendly Communities; Rosie Thomas, Adult Care Commissioning team in Pembrokeshire CC; Cris Thomas, Social Enterprise & Community development PLANED; Dylan Williams, Health and Social Services Department - Mwy na Geiriau strategy- Welsh Government; Steve Huxton, Older Peoples Commission joined mid-morning. All the collaborators shared their experience, knowledge, and views on the topic alongside members of the public who also attended the consultations.
Impact Nearly 100 members of the public (98) attended the meetings and gave their perspectives on rural Welsh communities. There are plans to establish a steering group to look for potential funding to work within 5 communities and develop this further.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'Rural Welsh Communities' consultations 11th July to 5th August 2016. 
Organisation Pembrokeshire County Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Consultations with several communities were arranged by Dr Catrin Hedd Jones, developing from conversations with participants and services for Dementia and Imagination around accessing services for people living with dementia in Welsh. The consultations were titled: 'Rural Welsh Communities: persepctives of people connected to communities by geography and the Welsh Language and how this relates to fostering resilient and sustainable rural communities'. Dr Catrin Hedd Jones applied for funding from the Centre for Ageing Research (CADR) to arrange the series of consultations which took place in Llanrug, Crymch, Cerrigydrudion, and Abergaveny Eisteddfod Festival. Dr Carys L Jones (CLJ), Health Economics Bangor also attended the meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners and collaborators included: Gwawr Ifan (GI), School of Music Bangor; Chris Bolton (CB), Wales Audit Office & Cynefin Centre Bangor; Swansea- Beth Winters (BW), Centre for Innovative Aging; Mathew Roberts, Centre for Aging and Dementia Research (CADR); Maria Cheshire-Allen, CADR; Aelwyn Williams, University of South Wales & starting a PhD in Dementia Friendly Communities; Rosie Thomas, Adult Care Commissioning team in Pembrokeshire CC; Cris Thomas, Social Enterprise & Community development PLANED; Dylan Williams, Health and Social Services Department - Mwy na Geiriau strategy- Welsh Government; Steve Huxton, Older Peoples Commission joined mid-morning. All the collaborators shared their experience, knowledge, and views on the topic alongside members of the public who also attended the consultations.
Impact Nearly 100 members of the public (98) attended the meetings and gave their perspectives on rural Welsh communities. There are plans to establish a steering group to look for potential funding to work within 5 communities and develop this further.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'Rural Welsh Communities' consultations 11th July to 5th August 2016. 
Organisation Social Enterprise
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Consultations with several communities were arranged by Dr Catrin Hedd Jones, developing from conversations with participants and services for Dementia and Imagination around accessing services for people living with dementia in Welsh. The consultations were titled: 'Rural Welsh Communities: persepctives of people connected to communities by geography and the Welsh Language and how this relates to fostering resilient and sustainable rural communities'. Dr Catrin Hedd Jones applied for funding from the Centre for Ageing Research (CADR) to arrange the series of consultations which took place in Llanrug, Crymch, Cerrigydrudion, and Abergaveny Eisteddfod Festival. Dr Carys L Jones (CLJ), Health Economics Bangor also attended the meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners and collaborators included: Gwawr Ifan (GI), School of Music Bangor; Chris Bolton (CB), Wales Audit Office & Cynefin Centre Bangor; Swansea- Beth Winters (BW), Centre for Innovative Aging; Mathew Roberts, Centre for Aging and Dementia Research (CADR); Maria Cheshire-Allen, CADR; Aelwyn Williams, University of South Wales & starting a PhD in Dementia Friendly Communities; Rosie Thomas, Adult Care Commissioning team in Pembrokeshire CC; Cris Thomas, Social Enterprise & Community development PLANED; Dylan Williams, Health and Social Services Department - Mwy na Geiriau strategy- Welsh Government; Steve Huxton, Older Peoples Commission joined mid-morning. All the collaborators shared their experience, knowledge, and views on the topic alongside members of the public who also attended the consultations.
Impact Nearly 100 members of the public (98) attended the meetings and gave their perspectives on rural Welsh communities. There are plans to establish a steering group to look for potential funding to work within 5 communities and develop this further.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'Rural Welsh Communities' consultations 11th July to 5th August 2016. 
Organisation Swansea University
Department Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultations with several communities were arranged by Dr Catrin Hedd Jones, developing from conversations with participants and services for Dementia and Imagination around accessing services for people living with dementia in Welsh. The consultations were titled: 'Rural Welsh Communities: persepctives of people connected to communities by geography and the Welsh Language and how this relates to fostering resilient and sustainable rural communities'. Dr Catrin Hedd Jones applied for funding from the Centre for Ageing Research (CADR) to arrange the series of consultations which took place in Llanrug, Crymch, Cerrigydrudion, and Abergaveny Eisteddfod Festival. Dr Carys L Jones (CLJ), Health Economics Bangor also attended the meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners and collaborators included: Gwawr Ifan (GI), School of Music Bangor; Chris Bolton (CB), Wales Audit Office & Cynefin Centre Bangor; Swansea- Beth Winters (BW), Centre for Innovative Aging; Mathew Roberts, Centre for Aging and Dementia Research (CADR); Maria Cheshire-Allen, CADR; Aelwyn Williams, University of South Wales & starting a PhD in Dementia Friendly Communities; Rosie Thomas, Adult Care Commissioning team in Pembrokeshire CC; Cris Thomas, Social Enterprise & Community development PLANED; Dylan Williams, Health and Social Services Department - Mwy na Geiriau strategy- Welsh Government; Steve Huxton, Older Peoples Commission joined mid-morning. All the collaborators shared their experience, knowledge, and views on the topic alongside members of the public who also attended the consultations.
Impact Nearly 100 members of the public (98) attended the meetings and gave their perspectives on rural Welsh communities. There are plans to establish a steering group to look for potential funding to work within 5 communities and develop this further.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'Rural Welsh Communities' consultations 11th July to 5th August 2016. 
Organisation University of South Wales
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultations with several communities were arranged by Dr Catrin Hedd Jones, developing from conversations with participants and services for Dementia and Imagination around accessing services for people living with dementia in Welsh. The consultations were titled: 'Rural Welsh Communities: persepctives of people connected to communities by geography and the Welsh Language and how this relates to fostering resilient and sustainable rural communities'. Dr Catrin Hedd Jones applied for funding from the Centre for Ageing Research (CADR) to arrange the series of consultations which took place in Llanrug, Crymch, Cerrigydrudion, and Abergaveny Eisteddfod Festival. Dr Carys L Jones (CLJ), Health Economics Bangor also attended the meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners and collaborators included: Gwawr Ifan (GI), School of Music Bangor; Chris Bolton (CB), Wales Audit Office & Cynefin Centre Bangor; Swansea- Beth Winters (BW), Centre for Innovative Aging; Mathew Roberts, Centre for Aging and Dementia Research (CADR); Maria Cheshire-Allen, CADR; Aelwyn Williams, University of South Wales & starting a PhD in Dementia Friendly Communities; Rosie Thomas, Adult Care Commissioning team in Pembrokeshire CC; Cris Thomas, Social Enterprise & Community development PLANED; Dylan Williams, Health and Social Services Department - Mwy na Geiriau strategy- Welsh Government; Steve Huxton, Older Peoples Commission joined mid-morning. All the collaborators shared their experience, knowledge, and views on the topic alongside members of the public who also attended the consultations.
Impact Nearly 100 members of the public (98) attended the meetings and gave their perspectives on rural Welsh communities. There are plans to establish a steering group to look for potential funding to work within 5 communities and develop this further.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'Rural Welsh Communities' consultations 11th July to 5th August 2016. 
Organisation Wales Audit Office
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Consultations with several communities were arranged by Dr Catrin Hedd Jones, developing from conversations with participants and services for Dementia and Imagination around accessing services for people living with dementia in Welsh. The consultations were titled: 'Rural Welsh Communities: persepctives of people connected to communities by geography and the Welsh Language and how this relates to fostering resilient and sustainable rural communities'. Dr Catrin Hedd Jones applied for funding from the Centre for Ageing Research (CADR) to arrange the series of consultations which took place in Llanrug, Crymch, Cerrigydrudion, and Abergaveny Eisteddfod Festival. Dr Carys L Jones (CLJ), Health Economics Bangor also attended the meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners and collaborators included: Gwawr Ifan (GI), School of Music Bangor; Chris Bolton (CB), Wales Audit Office & Cynefin Centre Bangor; Swansea- Beth Winters (BW), Centre for Innovative Aging; Mathew Roberts, Centre for Aging and Dementia Research (CADR); Maria Cheshire-Allen, CADR; Aelwyn Williams, University of South Wales & starting a PhD in Dementia Friendly Communities; Rosie Thomas, Adult Care Commissioning team in Pembrokeshire CC; Cris Thomas, Social Enterprise & Community development PLANED; Dylan Williams, Health and Social Services Department - Mwy na Geiriau strategy- Welsh Government; Steve Huxton, Older Peoples Commission joined mid-morning. All the collaborators shared their experience, knowledge, and views on the topic alongside members of the public who also attended the consultations.
Impact Nearly 100 members of the public (98) attended the meetings and gave their perspectives on rural Welsh communities. There are plans to establish a steering group to look for potential funding to work within 5 communities and develop this further.
Start Year 2016
 
Description '2020+: Art, Society and Public Health', Manchester Metropolitan University, 7th October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Manchester Metropolitan's School of Arts held an event 2020+: Art, Society and Public Health on October 7th. In a series of informative and moving presentations, delegates witnessed the transformative properties of art-based practices for those living with health conditions, and importantly, those who work with them.
 
Dementia and Imagination featured with a performance from Research Artist Jeni McConnell of her work in development ';When I think of you I think of Sunday's'.

Delegates experienced details the project through the performance from Jeni McConnell's research as artist.
The group used the afternoon and their collective experiences in arts and health to develop ideas which might be useful to the design and implementation of public health policies in the Greater Manchester area. As public health funding is devolved from central government and the task-force recognises the central role the arts and culture play in the well-being of the population, the day provided a rich and productive forum to influence local health strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://artsforhealthmmu.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-whole-of-moon.html
 
Description 'Dementia and Imagination: qualitative research findings from a visual art and dementia study' presentation by Dr Teri Howson at Alzheimer's Europe conference 1 November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Teri Howson presented preliminary findings from the qualitative analysis at the Alzheimer's Europe Conference, Copenhagen. Approximately 60 people attended the session. As a result, two persons signed up to attend the end fo project conference planned for 31st January 2017, with requests for further information about the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.alzheimer-europe.org/Conferences/Previous-conferences/2016-Copenhagen/Detailed-programme-...
 
Description 'Dementia and Imagination: valuing the economic benefits of a visual arts intervention' presentation at Alzheimer's Europe Conference 1 November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Carys Jones presented an overview of the Social Return on Investment analysis for the study at the Alzheimer Europe conference, held in Copenhagen in November 2016. Approximately 40 people attended the session and it led to an invite being extended to Dr Jones to present at the National Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia (NUI, Galway) seminar series in February 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.alzheimer-europe.org/Conferences/Previous-conferences/2016-Copenhagen/Detailed-programme-...
 
Description 'From research to practice: Public engagement in the Dementia and Imagination research study' presentation at the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) conference Cardiff 5th October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Teri Howson presented on the study's dissemination and impact activities during the research, with a focus on the Connected Communities 2016 activities. More than 150 attended the day, with 15 people signing up at a stand for the study to the mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Age of Creativity advertisement of second group exhibition in Rhyl 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Advertisement of the 2nd art exhibition held in Rhyl.

Increased exposure of study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ageofcreativity.co.uk/items/898
 
Description Age of Creativity recruitment advert for groups in Llangollen and Chesterfield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Advertisements were created to increase exposure of study and potentially highlight recruitment for each area.

Increased exposure of study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ageofcreativity.co.uk/items/897
 
Description Alzheimer's society presentations at Memory caf? & Singing for the brain groups and events 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Dr Catrin Hedd Jones presented twice at the Memory Cafe and Singing for the Brain groups to provide a brief introduction to the study and promote spaces available within the intervention for recruitment.

6 people expressed further interest in the study (3 from Memory Cafe, 3 from Singing for the Brain) from these events.
Raised local awareness of Dementia research being carried out in North Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Andrew Newman represents Dementia and Imagination at Experts Meeting on ageing, gender and creativity, 14- 15th December 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 25 people came together for a SIforAGE meeting - discussions about the role of creativity, gender in older age.
The event provided wider understanding of the role of creativity and gender in older age - particularly the role of literature.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Arts in Health Derbyshire Interface, Friday 20th November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Katherine Taylor attended this networking event to share the aims of the research and dissemination plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Celebrate creative Ageing conference, Sydney, 25-27th August 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andrew Newman presented a paper as part of a panel on 'The Role of the Visual Arts in Ageing Well' titled: Dementia and Imagination: A Major Research Study in the UK.
The event provided opportunity to develop contacts and provided greater understanding of the subject.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://artsandhealth.org/creative-ageing/program-at-a-glance.html
 
Description Clive Parkinson Special Guest on Health Check TV BBC WORLD SERVICE , Programm, Broadcast on 20th and 21st of March 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Special Guest on Health Check TV
BBC WORLD SERVICE , Programme: Health Check TV, presented by Claudia Hammond
Clive Parkinson was the special guest and discussed arts and mental health and the Dementia & Imagination research project in this 30 minute programme that has a global audience of millions.
Date: Broadcast on 20th and 21st of March 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3cssdjl
 
Description Conference Symposium British Society of Gerontology, 1st to 3rd July, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dementia and Imagination presented a symposium titled: Challenges of the research process: reflections on the progression of research in visual art groups for people living with dementia and those who care for them.
3 presentations were given by Katherine Algar, Dr Catrin Hedd Jones and Teri Howson, chaired by Andrew Newman. The symposium endeavored to raise awareness of the research process and the methodological challenges of conducting research.

Dr Catrin Hedd Jones discussed the challenges of engaging people living with dementia to attend a three month visual art programme and the methodology adopted to recruit people to the study.

Kat Algar examined an art intervention from the perspective of participants with dementia, care staff, and the artists, with emphasis on the change in care home staff attitudes.

Teri Howson considered process versus outcome in a visual arts intervention and the difficultly of demonstrating process beyond the art session.


The symposium included lively discussion on the ways we can improve upon delivery for the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/bsg2015/
 
Description Conference presentation at Joint Dementia Research Showcase - Manchester, Salford and Manchester Metropolitan Universities Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) at the University of Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On Wednesday, 20 January 2016 Clive Parkinson presented Dementia & Imagination to a largely scientific research community that spans the three Manchester Universities.(200+ individuals)

Clive Parkinson was asked by Professor Mark Slevin to sit on a strategic team at MMU developing a Centre for Dementia and Ageing, which will pull together different disciplines across MMU to explore collaborative research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://mmuresearchblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/joint-dementia-research-showcase/
 
Description Connected Communities 2016 local workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact As part of this year's festival, Dementia and Imagination held 4 workshops across the UK: 2 full day workshops in Newcastle and Chesterfield and two half day workshops in Rhyl and Ruthin, working with the artists and arts partners from the research including: Denbighshire County Council Arts Service, Equal Arts and Nottingham Contemporary.

The events involved participants from the research, including people living with dementia, professional carers and relatives. The North Wales activities brought in two school groups of year 5 and 6 pupils, who all attended a dementia friends awareness session before the event.

The groups made creative responses to thinking about dementia-friendly futures, responding to the theme of Utopia for the 2016 festival. Their work was shared at the Utopia Fair in Somerset House, London in June and added to at those events.

We collated a number of responses using our 'dementia is', 'art can' postcards and produced two Wordle's sharing the prominent messages from the responses. These can be viewed on the website.

Feedback from care home staff in the North East said the event had been 'informative and helpful', the 'stimulating' 'engaging' and 'creative' format of the day and with most feeling that it would inform their approach to activities for people with dementia in their care homes.

In addition, a film of the piece in North Wales was made, which came out of previous work created by the artist, Lisa Carter (see artistic outputs for full details).

A blog post was written for the Utopia 500 blog (URL below).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.utopia500.org.uk/creating-dementia-utopia/
 
Description Connected Communities festival 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dementia and Imagination were awarded an additional £9'000 to hold three events in each of the research sites where art groups had been conducted for the main study. Events were held in The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales, and Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester. Although the study had not begun analysing the data, the events were designed to open up conversations around visual art and dementia as well as engage with interested stakeholders.

Each workshop introduced the study and provided hands on experience of kind of arts activities that have been delivered in care homes, NHS assessment units and community venues. In Newcastle and North Wales some of the carers, relatives and people with dementia who had attended the art groups for the research came to the workshops to provide their experience of taking part in an art group. This was highly valued by the attendees giving them direct insight into the effects of the group.

Attendees also gave input into the Practitioner's Handbook which the research is developing suggesting formats when it is produced and what should be included.

The events were co-created with the artists and arts organisations (Equal Arts, Denbighshire County Council Arts Service and Nottingham Contemporary) who have partnered for the research.

Using postcards, feedback was collected at the start and end of the day and suggested a shift in responses in their views on dementia and the role of art.
A 3 months follow up with attendees provided information that some of the techniques that were demonstrated at the workshop had since been tried by Dementia Support Workers on NHS wards for their activities sessions.

The format of the event was used for the Lifestyle Matters workshop event held in Bangor on 30th November alongside 3 other non-pharmacological activities to provide health and social care professionals with hands on experience of 4 activities for people living with dementia.

This has also been taken on for the research with the successful award of an Impact Acceleration Award led by Dr Catrin Hedd Jones from the team, which will look to further develop and enhance this workshop to enable the research to be taken on board in practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://dementiaandimagination.org.uk/dementia-care/activities-and-events/
 
Description Dementia Utopia Cafe stand at the Utopia Fair 24th to 26th June for Connected Communities Festival 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dementia and Imagination held a 'Dementia Utopia Cafe' stand at the Utopia Fair, Somerset House, London from the 24th to 26th June 2016.
The team held a series of interactive activities with three of the artists who had been involved with the research alongside members of the research team, utilizing art and creativity to begin conversations around art and dementia, in particular, 'imagining dementia friendly futures', our title for our series of festival events for 2016. Members of the public added to free drawings, collages and made paper sculptures to contribute to work from three local workshops held earlier in the year. A short film by Lisa Carter made by Culture Colony was screened in one of the film spaces and the full version has been made available on the website. A number of visual and textual responses were collated, sharing people's responses to our prompts and demonstrating people's perceived value of art activities for people living with dementia, after engaging with making themselves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://connected-communities.org/index.php/about/utopia-500/utopia-logo-3/
 
Description Dementia and Imagination Facebook group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dementia and Imagination set up a Facebook page to share the research through this social media channel as an alternative method of dissemination and as a complement to the other social media outputs on Twitter and Storify.

Since launching 17th February 2015, the page now has 263 followers. The page has included sharing of the newsletters, events, the recently published Handbook and other arts and dementia related stories and articles of interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/DementiaandImaginationResearch/
 
Description Dementia and Imagination Workshop at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Effectiveness Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Katherine Taylor led an afternoon breakout session on Dementia and Imagination.
The event was attended by clinical practitioners Including senior officials.
The workshop impacted on healthcare professionals who were there to think about clinical effectiveness - and also how this might be evaluated. A range of professional backgrounds were represented - from frontline clinical staff including nursing, physiotherapy, special education and school nurses, to management and clinical audit.
This day might be expected to have a knock on effect on patient benefit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dementia and Imagination art group workshop, Lifestyle Matters sharing day 30th November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop of a Dementia and Imagination art group session was featured in a programme sharing four different therapeutic approaches for people living with dementia. 50 care staff, NHS ward staff and support workers attended the workshop and experienced all four therapeutic approaches in turn. The session was led by one of the artists who delivered the art sessions in the study.
Dr Gill Windle provided an overview of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dementia and Imagination at UK Dementia Care Congress, Telford, 3rd-5th November 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dementia and Imagination were invited to host a stand at the 10th UK Dementia Care Congress with Dr Gill Windle representing the study.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.careinfo.org/ukdc-2015/
 
Description Dementia and Imagination end of project conference, Wellcome Trust, London, 31/01/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dementia and Imagination held a one-day dissemination conference at The Wellcome Trust, London.
Almost 150 delegates attended the event, coming from a wide variety of backgrounds including: research, arts, policy and the third sector.

The event was formally opened by Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dementia.

Highlights included a keynote by Dr Gill Windle with preliminary and key results from the research including the Social return of Investment analysis and observation tool; Clive Parkinson with two presentations covering the artists and artistic outcomes from the research; a panel with two research participants and their relatives sharing their experience of the research as well as: numerous workshops by the intervention artists sharing and exploring their practice; installations of the research artist's findings; and presentations by members of the research team on aspects of the research including connectivity and social capital, impact for family members and staff carers, The Grand Tour (a discrete project within the research) dissemination and impact, and social return on investment. Several of the presentations have been made available on the project website: http://dementiaandimagination.org.uk/dementia-care/activities-and-events/

Feedback was collected on the day through a creative exercise and this will be looked at by the team. Plans for a follow up with delegates are underway to try and understand the lasting impact of the event on those who attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://dementiaandimagination.org.uk/dementia-care/activities-and-events/
 
Description Dementia and Imagination feedback to GP surgeries on patients participation in research results in blog article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Dr Catrin Hedd Jones emailed GP surgeries from the study's recruitment process to provide feedback on the research. As a result Clarence House produced a blog article for the CMC Primary Care Research blog to share the impact of their involvement in the research for some of their patients.

A blog post was produced by Clarence House, the first GP surgery who supported the study's recruitment (they have 16K patients) and added to the CMC Primary Care Research blog. This was published online on the 19th January 2015. Following this positive responses were received via email by members of the Primary Care team in receiving feedback about the research and how their involvement had been realised in the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://cmcresearchsite.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/dementia-and-imagination-study/
 
Description Dementia and Imagination stand at 'Enhanced Environments for Dementia Care' conference 16th july 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dementia and Imagination held a stand at the conference, with various information on the research and items to take away. The event featured numerous care homes who had bid for small sums of money to enhance the care home environment.
15 attendees signed up to the mailing list at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://dsdc.bangor.ac.uk/events/enhanced-environments-for-dementia-care-23100
 
Description Dementia and Imagination workshop at the Festival of Behaviour Change, Pontio, Bangor, 17th May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dementia and Imagination were invited to take part in a two-week 'festival of Behaviour Change' held between the 9th and 20th May at Pontio, Bangor, as part of a one day focus on older people and dementia.

Dr Catrin Hedd Jones presented an overview of the research before delegates were given the opportunity to take part in a hands-on art session with artist Lisa Carter, who had been one of the artists for the research. Lisa used the technique 'graphomania' inviting the group to experiment with the technique.
Approximately 35 people took part in the workshop activity.

A Storify was collated with responses to the full day, including the workshop (https://storify.com/dem_imag/dementia-at-the-festival-fo-behaviour-change-17th-) Comments on the day included people saying they felt 'relaxed' after the workshop and could understand the benefit of creative activities for people living with dementia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.goodpractice.wales/behavioural-change
 
Description Dementia and Imagination workshops at Wychwood Festival 3rd- 5th June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact More than 60 people took part in clay making at the Wychwood Festival with Dr. Teri Howson. The workshop was supported by Age Cymru and held alongside a Hand i Pockets workshop from Cardiff Metropolitan University. A further 50 people engaged with talking about the research and dementia. The event raised awareness of research in Wales into supporting people with dementia.
The workshops provided a chance for people to take part in art-making as well as learn about different ways that creative activities are supporting people living with dementia.
This collaboration was born out of the successful window shop exhibition held with Age Cymru in September 2015 at their Bangor High Street shop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/agecymrushops/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1731541137134658
 
Description Dr Carys Jones presentation on SROI work at MA Dementia Studies seminar, Bangor University's School of Healthcare Sciences.12th December 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 12th December 2016 Dr Carys Jones presented the study's Social Return on Investment (SROI) work at a seminar organised by Dr Catrin Hedd Jones. The seminar was attended by Masters Students from Bangor University's School of Healthcare Sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Carys Jones presentation on overview of the Social Return on Investment analysis at Alzheimer Europe conference, Copenhagen. 2nd November 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On November 2nd 2016 Dr Carys Jones presented an overview of the Social Return on Investment analysis for the study at the Alzheimer Europe conference, held in Copenhagen. Approximately 40 people attended the session and it led to an invite being extended to Dr Jones to present at the National Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia (NUI, Galway) seminar series in February 2017 via audience member Professor Eamon O'Shea. This networking also led to Prof O'Shea agreeing to be on an advisory panel for a Fellowship application that Dr Jones submitted in Dec 2016, which uses the same SROI methodology as is in Dementia and Imagination.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Carys Jones presentation on the methodology of social return and investment analysis used for the Dementia and Imagination study at the Welsh Health Economists Group conference, Newport. 20th October 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 20th October 2016 Dr Carys Jones presented on the methodology of social return and investment analysis used for the Dementia and Imagination study at the Welsh Health Economists Group conference, held in Newport. The annual conference is attended by approximately 30 health economists from across Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Catrin Hedd Jones speaking on Taro'r Post 25th February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Catrin Hedd Jones was invited to speak on the BBC Radio Cymru programme Taro'r Post, to coincide with the Wales National Assembly's launch of 'how healthy lifestyles can prevent dementia'.
Dr Catrin Hedd Jones spoke about current research and developments on dementia including Dementia and Imagination, raising the profile of dementia and dementia research with the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Katherine Taylor Interview on BBC Radio Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Katherine Taylor was interviewed by BBC presenter Paulette Edwards about the research. This was timed to also promote the exhibition being held in Chesterfield. Dr Taylor was invited back to give a longer interview with live call ins - this has not been possible to arrange as yet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Katherine Taylor presenting Dementia and Imagination on MA optional module on Arts for Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Katherine Taylor presented on two occasions to MA students at Manchester Metropolitan University on MA optional module on Arts for Health

The lectures covered the potential of altering perceptions of dementia using exhibitions, about the importance of person centred care and on designing products for use with people with dementia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Creativity - seminar 10th November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Katherine Taylor presented as part of the 'Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Creativity - seminar', where part of her presentation featured discussion on Dementia and Imagination.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description FACT - Dementia Festival Saturday, 7th November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Katherine Taylor attended the FACT festival where she outlined the study to a group of people interested in promoting a 'global dementia festival'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Follow up presentation to Alzheimer's Support group for wave 2 participants, 11th September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Dr Catrin Hedd Jones presented to the support group to show slides of the first group's work. 3 participant' for this wave were recruited through this group, and this allowed for their work to be shared with their peers.
There were 11 attendees with another guest speaker (an OT) and 3 support workers as well as a camera person from "week in week out" filming



Sharing research progress with those from where recruitment has been done previously.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Future Now workshop at Manchester Metropolitan University 5th February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Katherine Taylor presented at an event for Art School graduates - Future Now. The workshop focused on Arts & Health and Dr Taylor offered information about Dementia and Imagination.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Green Man festival 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research artist Carol Hanson's cartoon car received the addition of cartoon campsite and occupied a stand at the Green Man festival as part of Einstein's Garden, a science and innovation area, incorporated into the festival.
People were invited to leave a 'toastcard' with a happy memory of the festival, a story or question about dementia, for cartoon couple Doris and Ivor. These will help Carol in the next phase of her work.

Two research artist's (Carol and Jeni McConnell), two researchers (Dr Katherine Taylor and Teri Howson) and two volunteers manned the stand for the four day festival.

An article was featured on Man Met Life (URL below) written byy Dr Katherine Taylor.

The team had 814 conversations with people around dementia, art and the research at the stand.
147 people signed up to the mailing at the festival.

A further 30 conversations took place with people at the Human Book Library, where researchers Dr Katherine Taylor and Teri Howson volunteered as Human Books.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.staff.mmu.ac.uk/manmetlife/news/view/extreme-public-engagement-at-green-man-festival
 
Description Launch of Bangor Institute for Health and Medical research (BIHMR) 25th Feburary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Bob Woods led a workshop session at the launch including an overview of research in the Dementia Services Development Centre, Wales, including Dementia and Imagination.
Dr Catrin Hedd Jones gave an overview of Dementia and Imagination including a participant case study to share some of their responses to the art group.
Dr Teri Howson led an active session in art appreciation using art works made by some of the art group attendees who had dementia.
Attendees filled in two postcards at the beginning and end of the session to share their views on dementia and art. A Wordle of responses was created and will be shared through social media and on the Dementia and Imagination website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://bihmr.bangor.ac.uk/index.php.en
 
Description Methodology of social return and investment analysis used for the Dementia and Imagination study presented at the Welsh Health Economists Group conference, 20th October 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Carys Jones presented on the methodology of social return and investment analysis used for the Dementia and Imagination study at the Welsh Health Economists Group conference. The annual conference is attended by approximately 30 health economists from across Wales. This year the meeting was hosted by Swansea University, and held in Newport.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NISCHR PiCIRIS Presentation, October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Catrin Hedd Jones presented on the Dementia and Imagination study 40 attendees at the event.

This aided in the enrolment of GP's to study for the recruitment of participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.nischr-ahsc.org.uk/
 
Description Paper presentation by Dr Gill Windle as part of panel convened by Gill Windle for symposium 'International Perspectives on arts and dementia research' (GW convenor and chair) at Gerontological Society of America annual scientific meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 16th-21st November 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Gill Windle presented a paper titled: Is a Visual Arts Programme Beneficial for the Quality of Life of People Living With Dementia?
This was presented as art of a symposium 'International Perspectives on arts and dementia research' of which Dr Windle was also the convenor and chair.
The presentation took place at the Gerontological Society of America annual scientific meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 16th-21st November 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.geron.org/meetings-events/2016-gsa-annual-scientific-meeting
 
Description Presentation by Dr Catrin Hedd Jones at care Council Wales meeting in the National Eisteddfod, Meifod, Wales, 5th August 2015, 3pm-5pm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Catrin Hedd Jones presented at the 'Living well with dementia' meeting in the National Eisteddfod. Catrin described the current research at DSDC Wales and the Dementia and Imagination study. The Minister for Health at the National Assembly was also present in the audience. Promotional material including a tablet with presentation were also available on the Bangor University stand.

A meeting after the presentation at the Eisteddfod will hopefully link Denbighshire and Powys in their work supporting people with dementia through the Dementia Champion for Powys.
Fostering communication between county's to improve service delivery and potentially expand the Lost in Art programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2015
 
Description Presentation by Dr's Catrin Hedd Jones and Teri Howson at Engage Cymru Symposium, 12th May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Catrin Hedd Jones and Dr Teri Howson gave a Pecha Kucha style presentation for a symposium titled 'The Art of Health in Wales', with an overview of the Dementia Services Devlopment Centre, Wales and particular focus was given to sharing the Dementia and Imagination research to date, including showing 'Barry's story' the film created as part of the research.

In May this year a full day symposium took place which explored policy and practice in arts and health and showcased a range of innovative practice from across Wales. It aimed to move the Arts Health & Wellbeing sector forward and explore opportunities for advocacy, collaboration and networking.

Speakers included Tim Joss, Founder and Chief Executive of AESOP (Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose) and Co-Founder of the Arts Impact Fund, John Wyn Owen, Chair Health Protection Committee, Welsh Government and Council Member of Health Action Partnership International (HAPI). Over 60 delegates attended the event in Llandrindod Wells.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.engage.org/engcymru16AH
 
Description Presentation by Professor Vanessa Burholt on Latest research in Innovative Ageing and Gerontology, Texas, USA, 28 October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Vanessa Burholt, presented a talked titled 'Latest research in Innovative Ageing and Gerontology', Hilton Hotel, Houston University, Texas, USA. The presentation was one of a series arranged as part of the Texas Research Showcase, between Swansea University with universities in Texas from 26th to 31st October 2014. The event was an open invitation to all 3rd sector and Universities in Texas. Approximately 150 attended the talk.

Plans have been made for future related activity, especially with Alzheimer's society in Houston who use Arts with people with dementia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/Texas%20Showcase%20Brochure.pdf
 
Description Presentation to Alzheimer's Support Group, Rhyl 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 3 support workers and approximately 12 people living with dementia attended the support group where the talk by Catrin Hedd Jones was given.

3 of those present expressed interest in the study. Raised awareness of Dementia research being led by Bangor University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presented by Dr Carys Jones on SROI work at the National Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia (NUI, Galway) seminar series. 17th February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Carys Jones presented on the Social return of Investment (SROI) work for Dementia and Imagination at the National Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia (NUI, Galway) seminar series. Approximately 20 people attended, including artists and researchers.
After the seminar Dr Jones was approached by 3 separate audience members with requests of the slides and details of where they could find out more about the study with signposting to study's website, twitter and draft handbook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Promotion of research study in NEWCIS (North East Wales Carers Information Service) summer newsletter, Denbighshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact A short segment about the project featured in the summer newsletter which was sent to a mailing list of over 2000 names of carers (of all conditions) in the county area.

Raising awareness of dementia research in the region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.carers.org/local-service/denbighshire
 
Description R&D engagement event at the Lowry, Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop with stakeholders and the research team to discuss the issues around the role of arts for creating dementia friendly communities that informed the research.

This informed our successful research programme ((1.2m from the AHRC).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description School of Healthcare Sciences conference, 11th November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact 3 papers were presented at the conference: Dr Gill Windle spoke about research at Dementia Services Development Centre, Wales, particularly the Dementia and Imagination study and its potential use for data for future Masters and PhD candidates. Dr Catrin Hedd Jones presented on the research recruitment across the three research intervention sites, highlighting the challenges and successes of recruiting people to take part in research in care home, community and NHS settings. Teri Howson talked about public engagement and impact, and referred to several events that the research had attended in 2015 and the outcomes for audiences of those events and ways in which responses had been captured. The team also held a stand alongside Join Dementia Research.

The talks raised the profile of DSDC Wales and Dementia and Imagination within the School of Healthcare Sciences, which DSDC Wales has recently joined. The talks encouraged students to think about further study options within Dementia research and about ways of conducting their own research. 23 attendees signed up to the Dementia and Imagination mailing list.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bangor.ac.uk/healthcaresciences/conference-2014.php.en