Writers in communities: the dementia project
New Writing North has been working in partnership with the Changing Age team at Newcastle University, Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK Newcastle to better understand the science and the experience of living with dementia.
Funded through Science City and ERDF, this project has brought together the arts and literature community with the science community and dementia care specialists to raise public awareness of living with dementia.
We commissioned three writers with personal experience of dementia – Fiona Evans, Romi Jones, and Rebecca Jenkins – and asked them to work alongside people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, providing creative opportunities for them to share their own thoughts and feelings honestly and with dignity.
You can find out more about the project and the writers’ work at www.newwritingnorth.com/text.html?id=dementia.