After the support from the bold programme & community bold partner Suzie Beresford confidently embarked upon a Masters of Research (MRes). In this final blog Suzie explores how the rest of the data used in this study was gathered and analysed and how it all links together.

We had an amazing week at the First Scottish Dementia Arts Festival in Inverness at Eden Court Theatre and Cinema. We listened to those with lived experience and heard their tales of stigma, how they want to express themselves through song writing, musicals, poetry, drawing, painting, ceilidh dancing and left feeling inspired by & proud of the dementia community we are part of. Please read our third bold blog about the final day!

After the support from the bold programme & community bold partner Suzie Beresford confidently embarked upon a Masters of Research (MRes). This second blog discovers how Suzie’s own experiences relate to the impact of bold.

We had an amazing week at the First Scottish Dementia Arts Festival in Inverness at Eden Court Theatre and Cinema. We listened to those with lived experience and heard their tales of stigma, how they want to express themselves through song writing, musicals, poetry, drawing, painting, ceilidh dancing and left feeling inspired by & proud of the dementia community we are part of. Please read our second Being silently bold blog!

James has been living with dementia since 1999 and has been an inspiration to many people with his activism work.

This film showcases his bold mini commission project as James collaborated with songwriter Yvonne Lyon to put 2 songs he has written to music. ‘I Still Love You’ a song written for James’ wife of 50 years and ‘Diff’rently the Same’ a song James wrote to explain his dementia.

Yvonne describes James as a ‘wonderful lyricist’ and his wife Maureen says his dementia has brought his creative talents to the fore.

We had an amazing week at the First Scottish Dementia Arts Festival in Inverness at Eden Court Theatre and Cinema. We listened to those with lived experience and heard their tales of stigma, how they want to express themselves through song writing, musicals, poetry, drawing, painting, ceilidh dancing and left feeling inspired by & proud of the dementia community we are part of. Please read our first Being bold blog!

After the support from the bold programme & community bold partner Suzie Beresford confidently embarked upon a Masters of Research (MRes). This first blog explores the impact of using arts-based methods to create social leaders in dementia.

bold partner Graham Hewitson from Lochside Connections Meeting Centre in Forfar applied for a bold Mini Commission so members, volunteers & staff could create a song about what their meeting centre means to them and their quality of life and so the music video ‘Upon Broad Shoulders’ was born. Please read the press release and listen to ‘Upon Broad Shoulders’ here and share widely!

James has been living with dementia since 1999 and has been an inspiration to many people with his activism work.
James wrote ‘Diff’rently The Same’ a song to explain his dementia and enable those living with dementia to come out of the shadows and show the world what they are capable of.