The Ideas Fund – project overview

Empowering people living with dementia to take the lead through person-led, creative engagement. ​

Project Overview

  • The shared aim is to explore how behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) can affect the wellbeing of people with dementia (PWD) and their supporters ​
  • To discover the what triggers behaviour that challenges and how this affect the wellbeing of the person with dementia and those who support them. ​
  • We will produce resources the be used by families and students ​
  • We aim to increase understanding  and reduce stigma associated with dementia in the community.  ​

Objectives ​

  • Identify threats to the wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers​
  • Identify common triggers to unusual behaviour​
  • Produce a toolbox of coping strategies for people with dementia and their carers to reduce the threat to general wellbeing and mental health.​
  • Have fun, learn new skills and revisit old skills​
  • Build a community of support​
  • Listen to what is needed – bridge the gap​
  • Produce a library of resources  to be used by families and professionals ​​

Take a look at our Rough Guide Collection, written and illustrated by people attending the project workshops.