Deepness Dementia Media

Living Well With Dementia

 

          

 

Bringing People Together

Deepness Dementia Media is a platform that gives people tools for living well with dementia designed collaboratively with those with dementia leading the process. By coming together in a supportive, energetic common space that makes a huge difference to the wellbeing of those going through dementia. As opposed to providing a cure, our goal is to help people become autonomous and get the most out of life. We bring you a series of innovative projects – such as our radio station, online education courses, and much more – that use technology and music in a way that keeps people connected and stimulated. By bringing people into a community with those who have lived experience, family members, young carers, friends, workers, and educators, Deepness Dementia Media provides the perfect platform for living well with dementia.
Get in touch with Deepness Dementia Media, based in the Isle of Lewis, to find out more about our education and radio service.

 

 

 

 

What is Deepness Dementia Media?

Deepness Dementia Media aims to achieve a set of outcomes that can be summed up by the following terms:

Autonomy

Autonomy not only describes one of our core values but is also what we strive for, above anything, whether we are people with cognitive impairments, family members, carers or workers.

 

  Activity

One of our main beliefs is that meaningful activity serves as an essential component of living well with dementia. Activity keeps the mind active and provides motivation to people on a daily basis. All activities in our projects are done within a safe environment and with plenty of support.

  Understanding

Our projects aim to foster greater understanding of the impact that dementia has on the stakeholders involved – not just those living with dementia but also their families, carers, the workforce, and the wider public. We hope to foster greater understanding through the use of a narrative approach to co-producing our courses and other projects.

  Togetherness

Coming together, working together, being creative together and learning together gives us strength and minimises the deficits that we have as individuals. This is an outcome that we have already seen within our projects and continue to bring to life in our ventures.

  Originality

One of the most important outcomes that we experience in our projects is that, through bringing people together in a collaborative space, original thinking is developed in a way that can be applied to the lives of people living with dementia.

  Normalising

We strive to challenge the discrimination and stigma that exists inside and outside of the dementia community. By working together to produce our online courses and radio shows many of the common perceptions held by stakeholder groups are challenged, which in turn promotes change that benefits all.

  Order

We help people going through the process of dementia and their families to have a clear structure in their lives. Our courses, radio shows and other projects aim at living well with dementia through increased autonomy, promoting better relationships, developing a stronger understanding, and growing in a co-productive way. These factors are fundamental for encouraging healthy order in people's lives.

  Meaning

Creating meaning in our lives is common to all people but even more so for those experiencing dementia along with their family and friends. Finding meaning leads to the discovery of purpose. Through our Deepness Dementia Radio, Dementia Recovery College and other projects we strive to enable people to achieve a sense of purpose, which in turn leads to living well with dementia.

  Youthfulness

When we speak of youthfulness, we are not talking about rediscovering our youth, but rather learning to renew ourselves in the present. This is how we keep our organisation fresh, ensuring that leadership is constantly answerable to the membership, which is why all Deepness Dementia Media Directors will change over a six-year period. Constant renewal is crucial for maintaining the ongoing positive development of our organisation.

 

 

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Deepness Dementia Radio

Our ever-growing 24-hour radio station brings you relaxing music at night along with a series of interviews with activists and people who are cognitively impaired. This is a unique way of bringing people together and is provided 24 hours a day.  

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Deepness Dementia Television

Deepness dementia TV. Coming soon.
In the meantime why not check out our Television page and see what's on it's way.
 

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Wellbeing College

Our courses are designed to bring people together and provide them with something that is both highly challenging and rewarding. Through our Wellbeing & Resilience, Move Better, Think Better, Health & Nutrition and Covid-19 courses, you can stay active from anywhere in the world, while another set of courses are dedicated to living well with dementia.

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Arts & Theatre

We offer a number of projects to encourage living well with dementia. Our dementia arts theatre group, for example, has been highly successful.  Also on offer is our coffee club, which allows people to come together and communicate. We offer many useful resources promoting dementia activism. 
 

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Dementia Media Newsletter

October 2022

This newsletter has been dedicated in memory of our Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who served the nation for more than seventy years.

May you now rest in peace your Majesty with your beloved Philip.

Hello and welcome to our October newsletter from Deepness Dementia Media.  I am Anne Scott the Newsletter Editor, and I hope you enjoy reading our latest news.  Please share the newsletter with your friends, family and colleagues.

The newsletter comes out monthly with lots of features and dementia news, including news from Deepness Dementia, the dementia community, dementia activism and dementia rights.

  • Deepness News and Education - You are Not Alone: Living Well with your Money
  • Shedfield Lodge - Goodnight your Majesty
  • Wonderful Recipes with Michael Cheung - Baked Chicken with Spicy Salt
  • Anne Scott - Current Affairs and Dementia - Beware of Energy Bills Support Scheme Discount Message
  • Teepa Snow - Sundowning: How to Help
  • Howard Gordon - Rights and Dementia - Congratulations Chris Maddocks and Ronald Amanze
  • Dedication - Goodnight your Majesty

Please send your feedback about the newsletter, whether you liked it or how it could be better.  If you want to contribute or send in something for the newsletter, please get in touch with me or Julie Hayden at - scottanne@live.co.uk

Please do circulate and share this newsletter on social media and if you want to sign up for all our mailings, buttons above..

Thanks
Anne Scott

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