Lois Blackburn and Philip Davenport aka, arthur+martha worked at a ‘Buddy Cafe’ for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers in Salford. The pieces formed a collection of poems, interviews and artworks that attempted to reflect what its like living with dementia. We tried to trace paths through the jargon and confusion, towards understanding. Some of these pieces were interviews, others creative work, many of which featured in our 2018 book the warm /&/ the cold.
Our focus was to engage both carers and individuals with a dementia diagnosis to explore their own dementia journey and related areas. We worked with Dr Caroline Swarbrick from The University of Manchester who used more formal research, we hoped that this unique combination of research methods, created a rich source of material from which to draw up recommendations for the future commissioning of service.
This project was a partnership with Age UK Salford and Salford PCT.
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Tiddler’s Pond beautiful grass it was mum said: “There's your sandwiches” wrapped in newspaper “and don't come back ‘til teatime” bottle of water Land of Hope and Glory three brothers and three sisters rounded up one, rounded the lot. Pondmore's sweet factory walk up Catherine Street and smell there'll always be England always so tasty red, white and caramel, save up for peppermint everything green with little flowers growing around... Ivy Fish