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The Brain Waves newsletter keeps people with dementia and their allies informed about the work of Innovations in Dementia Community Interest Company.

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Past issues of Brain Waves

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Issue 104 November. Featuring

  • Making an Impact Together
  • Get involved with the Reading Friends project
  • Our Dementia, Our Rights

Issue 103 October 2016. Featuring

  • Welcome to our new directors
  • The Young Dementia Network

Issue 102 September 2016. Featuring

  • Reading Friends
  • Inclusion of people with dementia in the design of services
  • Good practice learning points for life story work
  • See you at Dementia Congress

Issue 101 August 2016. Featuring

  • Living Through Landscapes
  • Time to Think About You
  • Support after a diagnosis

Issue 100 July 2016. Featuring

  • We are expanding – Damian to join us as a director
  • Helping Leeds City bus improve journeys for people with dementia
  • Getting Things Changed research project

Issue 99 June 2016. Featuring

  • Doing Dementia Differently
  • Young onset dementia: different impact, positive solutions
  • June recognised in Queen's 90th birthday honours list
  • Rica research day

Issue 98 May 2016. Featuring

  • Values, Equalities, Rights and Dementia
  • A good life with dementia?

Issue 97 April 2016. Featuring

  • New co-ordinator supporting the DEEP network
  • Getting Along in Exeter
  • Calling for people with dementia with arts experience

Issue 96 March 2016. Featuring

  • Life story work in dementia care
  • Is it nice outside? Consulting people about engaging with the natural environment
  • Dementia Adventure holidays

Issue 95 February 2016. Featuring

  • DEEP Co-ordinator update
  • Dementia without Walls
  • Creating dementia carer friendly workplaces

Issue 94 January 2016. Featuring

  • Getting Along - An introduction to relationship-centred care
  • Setting up an influencing group

Issue 93 December 2015. Featuring

  • Dementia Diaries needs volunteers
  • Digital gaming with people with dementia
  • Kent mystery shoppers
  • Involving people with dementia in dementia friendly communities

Issue 92 November 2015. Featuring

  • DEEP Celebration Event
  • New film - Make a point about young onset dementia
  • A tribute to Peter Ashley

Issue 91 October 2015. Featuring

  • Dementia Without Walls legacy
  • New reports from Dementia Without Walls from people with dementia

Issue 90 September 2015. Featuring

  • Learning from DEEP
  • Film about the DURF group from Liverpool
  • Evidence that peer support is worth every penny

Issue 89 August 2015. Featuring

  • Spreading the word about our projects

Issue 88 July 2015. Featuring

  • Striking findings from Dementia Engagement with Nature project
  • People with dementia get involved in consumer research
  • Continued funding for DEEP

Issue 87 June 2015. Featuring

  • Services for women affected by dementia
  • Conference on rights, inclusion and diversity
  • People with dementia help decide grant applications

Issue 86 May 2015. Featuring

  • Getting Along - support for couples
  • On Our Radar Dementia Diaries

Issue 85 April 2015. Featuring

  • Rights and dementia
  • Dementia peer support resource launched
  • Care Home Whispers

Issue 84 March 2015. Featuring

  • Getting outdoors!
  • Call to Action - Dementia Words Matter
  • Dementia-friendly Age UK
  • Over the Rainbow - LGBT people and dementia

Issue 83 February 2015. Featuring

  • Developing 'My Brain Book'
  • Finding your way in York
  • Still Alice - a film about dementia

Issue 82 January 2015. Featuring

  • Staying connected with Circles of Support
  • Reading Well Books on prescription to help people with dementia

Issue 81 December 2014. Featuring

  • Our work in 2014
  • Best wishes for 2015

Issue 80 November 2014. Featuring

  • Women and dementia
  • Making a point about dementia

Issue 79 October 2014. Featuring

  • Getting along in York
  • Dementia words matter
  • Christopher and Veronica work with Grayson Perry

Issue 78 September 2014. Featuring

  • Dementia and truth-telling: call for evidence
  • Steve's report from Australia
  • Women and dementia
  • Engagement and empowerment - a personal view

Issue 77 August 2014. Featuring

  • Make a point about dementia
  • Making a conference more dementia-friendly
  • Update of our work with Age UK

Issue 76 July 2014. Featuring

  • More involvement groups of people with dementia join DEEP
  • Dementia Action Alliance online survey
  • Tell YoungDementia UK what you think about online support

Issue 75 June 2014. Featuring

  • Mindfulness for people with dementia - second project
  • A life worth living: young onset dementia conference
  • Brian Hennell remembered
  • People with dementia enjoy using touch screen computers

Issue 74 May 2014. Featuring

  • Update from DEEP
  • Some examples of DEEP groups in action

Issue 73 April 2014. Featuring

  • DEEP in Northern Ireland
  • Dementia Friendly Communities conference in Leeds
  • Women and dementia

Issue 72 March 2014. Featuring

  • Celebration at Royal Albert Memorial Museum
  • European awards for dementia projects
  • Involving people with dementia in developing dementia-friendly communities in Australia

Issue 71 February 2014. Featuring

  • LGBT people living with dementia
  • DEEP involvement grants

Issue 70 January 2014. Featuring

  • People with dementia at the heart of the research into living well
  • DEEP guides are part of the growing story of a collective voice for people with dementia

Issue 69 December 2013. Featuring

  • Looking back over 2013
  • In memory
  • Looking forward to 2014

Issue 68 November 2013. Featuring

  • Mindfulness and dementia
  • Forget me Not group has won an award!
  • Working with Age UK

Issue 67 October 2013. Featuring

  • Innovations in Dementia and DEEP at Dementia Congress
  • People with dementia introduce the Dementia Advocacy Conference

Issue 66 September 2013. Featuring

  • Shared Lives - next steps
  • The People's Book Prize - you be the judge
  • Supporting people with dementia from diverse backgrounds
  • A tribute to Jenny Neal

Issue 65 August 2013. Featuring

  • Asking people with dementia about the value of life story work
  • Brian Hennell - a tribute
  • People with dementia working to support others
  • An opportunity to take part in research

Issue 64 July 2013. Featuring

  • Designing websites for people with dementia
  • Guidance for film-makers working with people with dementia

Issue 63 June 2013. Featuring

  • DEEP networking event - Exeter 6 June 2013
  • DEEP website - Dementia Voices
  • What do you think about GPS tracking - helping with research
  • Myhomehelp nominated for award

Issue 62 May 2013. Featuring

  • Shared Lives for people with dementia
  • DEEP networking event
  • Tools to help create dementia-friendly communities

Issue 61 April 2013. Featuring

  • Circles of Support for people with dementia - project update
  • Valuded Voices

Issue 60 March 2013. Featuring

  • Working with Age UK on dementia-friendly services
  • Book review: Proverbs and Sayings from Pictures to Share
  • RYA Sailability sponsors sailing break for people with dementia

Issue 59 February 2013. Featuring

  • SCIE co-production network
  • Helping to re-develop SCIE's Dementia Gateway website
  • Trading Times goes live

Issue 58 January 2013. Featuring

  • Mindfulness - a way of living better with memory problems?
  • People with dementia and carers play a key role in a new research study
  • Congratulations to Ann Johnson MBE

Issue 57 December 2012. Featuring

  • Looking back at 2012: helping to start make dementia-friendly communities real
  • Looking forward to 2013: Supporting people with dementia to create a network

Issue 56 November 2012. Featuring

  • Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)
  • Using ICT in activities for people with dementia

Issue 55 October 2012. Featuring

  • Creating a dementia-friendly York
  • Creating an accessible report for the project
  • Peter's comment
  • In memory of James

Issue 54 September 2012. Featuring

  • Memory aware mid Devon
  • Working with Age UK on dementia-friendly services
  • GeniUS York - looking for ideas

Issue 53 August 2012. Featuring

  • Dementia Without Walls
  • User testing of technology for people with dementia
  • Your opportunity to influence the NICE draft quality standard on dementia

Issue 52 July 2012. Featuring

  • Memory Aware Mid Devon - free event
  • What do you think of Hogeway Dementia Village?
  • Brain in Hand
  • New projects involving people with dementia
  • EVA radioshow with people with dementia

Issue 51 June 2012. Featuring

  • Dementia perspectives
    • Ken writes about communication problems
    • Ann writes about the importance of education
    • John write about his thoughts as a gay man

Issue 50 May 2012. Featuing

  • Developing dementia friendly communities
  • Dementia friendly communities toolkit

Issue 49 April 2012. Featuring

  • Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project update

Issue 48 March 2012. Featuring

  • EVA radio: people with dementia get their own regular radio show
  • Conference: Our lives, our story: Working together for a better future
  • Dementia friendly communities in Ireland

Issue 47 February 2012. Featuring

  • Exciting times for Dementia Adventure
  • AT Guide complete
  • AT Guide - workshops for staff and volunteers

Issue 46 January 2012. Featuring

  • Shared Lives
  • Networking events for people with dementia
  • Dementia-friendly communities in Ireland

Issue 45 December 2011. Featuring

  • My life, my dementia, my club
  • Looking back on 2011: people with dementia staying active in their communities

Issue 44 November 2011. Featuring

  • Our House - progress update
  • A pamper day for residents
  • Vote for Dementia Adventure
  • Design Council challenge

Issue 43 October 2011. Featuring

  • Telling our stories through film
  • Training about dementia
  • EVA - going out live

Issue 42 September 2011. Featuring

  • Dementia Without Walls
  • Local news from our allies
  • Focus on technology

Issue 41 August 2011. Featuring

  • Circles of support for people with dementia
  • Are you changing the world through the involvement of people with dementia?
  • Design Council challenge

Issue 40 July 2011. Featuring

  • How to describe Shared Lives?
  • Ethical issues and dementia
  • Launch of 'Difficult Conversations' booklet
  • Dementia and the Arts event

Issue 39 June 2011. Featuring

  • The power of video
  • We can do IT too
  • Call to action on antipyschotic drugs
  • Vote for Age UK Devon

Issue 38 May 2011. Featuring

  • New 'Circles of support' project
  • Testing multimedia technology with people with dementia in the UK

Issue 37 April 2011. Featuring

  • Our House - a new project
  • Thinking Differently about Dementia in Essex
  • Do you know of examples where older people with high support needs both give and receive support?

Issue 36 March 2011. Featuring

  • Shared Lives for people with dementia - getting creative
  • Getting equipped to tackle forgetfulness - top tips guide launched
  • Peter Thursby

Issue 35 February 2011. Featuring

  • Dementia capable communities - what you told us
  • Help us to promote a positive view of dementia
  • Getting equipped - letting people know about assistive technology
  • Involving people with dementia in research about complex needs

Issue 34 January 2011. Featuring

  • Working with people with more advanced dementia
  • Talking about ‘end of life’ – having difficult conversations
  • Tell us what you think makes a dementia capable community
  • Opportunity to take part in a research trial

Issue 33 December 2010. Featuring

  • Involving people with dementia in our work
  • Some plans for 2011
  • How you can get involved

Issue 32 November 2010. Featuring

  • Gardening and allotments
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Dementia capable communities

Issue 31 October 2010. Featuring

  • A new look at dementia training
  • Tell us what you think about social work
  • AT Guide

Issue 30 September 2010. Featuring

  • Shared Lives
  • Ramblings
  • Thinking ahead

Issue 29 August 2010. Featuring

  • Women and dementia
  • Our films used in eduction and training

Issue 28 July 2010. Featuring

  • Training
  • Grey matters - brain, mind and culture
  • Meet us at conferences in the autumn

Issue 27 June 2010. Featuring

  • Dementia pioneers in West Berkshire
  • Creative expression by people with dementia
  • Thinking ahead
  • Need a holiday?

Issue 26 May 2010. Featuring

  • Creativity and dementia
  • Testing a new website – we need your help

Issue 25 April 2010. Featuring

  • Dementia Adventure day out in Sussex
  • Successful launch of films made by people with dementia

Issue 24 - March 2010. Featuring

  • Invitation to attend the launch of inspirational films
  • Involving people with dementia in big meetings

Issue 23 - February 2010. Featuring

  • ThinkTank looks at ways to record our activities
  • Engaging with a wide range of people

Issue 22 - December 2009 / January 2010. Featuring

  • Deciding what Innovations in Dementia should do
  • Looking forward to 2010
  • Dementia friendly communities

Issue 21 - November 2009. Featuring

  • Penelope gives an ‘inspirational’ talk in London
  • Our reflections from the Dementia Congress
  • ThinkTank film causes a reaction
  • Poem from John

Issue 20 - October 2009. Featuring

  • ThinkTank film in production
  • Living life ... not living death
  • News ways to contact us

Issue 19 - September 2009. Featuring

  • Our Community Interest report 2009
  • 'Our House' - a new project

Issue 18 - August 2009. Featuring

  • Switched on Communities
  • Investigating different ways of finding information

Issue 17 - July 2009. Featuring

  • Shared Lives

Issue 16 - June 2009. Featuring

  • Equal but different?

Issue 15 - May 2009. Featuring

  • Information about assistive technology for people with dementia.
  • Start Making Sense – project plan.

Issue 14 - April 2009. Featuring

  • Video project - report of first meeting
  • Working with carers

Issue 13 - March 2009. Featuring

  • Start Making Sense - experiences of using maps and symbols

Issue 12 - February 2009. Featuring

  • Start Making Sense - a report from an initial meeting with people with dementia.

Issue 11 - January 2009. Featuring

  • People with dementia and computers – a successful project completed
  • Start making sense – what do we mean by information?

Issue 10 - December 2008. Featuring

  • Looking back at 2008 and forward to 2009
  • A piece of my mind

Issue 9 - November 2008. Featuring

  • People with dementia at Innovation Live event
  • A plea for genuine care.

Issue 8 - October 2008. Featuring

  • Starting ‘Start making sense’
  • Videos by people with dementia
  • Spreading the work – ID at conferences

Issue 7 - September 2008. Featuring

  • Video leaflets
  • Developing a logo for Innovations in Dementia
  • What our day centre means to us

Issue 6 - August 2008. Featuring

  • Start making sense
  • National dementia strategy

Issue 5 - July 2008. Featuring

  • Valuing the contribution of people with dementia
  • Disability, discrimination and dementia

Issue 4 - June 2008. Featuring

  • How do people with dementia see themselves?
  • Green in the colour
  • Peter Ashley – the first associate of Innovations in Dementia

Issue 3 - May 2008. Featuring

  • ThinkTank - a new way of involving people with dementia.
  • Video leaflets by and for people with dementia.
  • The computer project at a conference in Belfast.
  • 'Being Heard' in Westminster.

Issue 2 - April 2008. Featuring

  • What does 'identity' mean to you?
  • People with dementia using computers.
  • Helping the Metropolitan Police.
  • Share your experiences with us.

Issue 1 - March 2008. Featuring

  • What is Innovations in Dementia CIC?
  • Get involved with Innovations in Dementia.
  • Start making sense.
  • The rights of people with dementia.

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