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Dementia Diaries

June 4 2015
Dementia Diaries

Dementia Diaries is a national project that brings together people’s diverse experiences of living with dementia as a series of audio diaries.

As the use of technology often becomes more difficult for those living with dementia, this project uses 3D printed mobile handsets which are customised to be as simple as possible, allowing us to both record audio diary entries and capture our thoughts and experiences as they occur.

These handsets are linked to a dedicated voicemail and as soon as a diary entry is recorded, it is automatically sent via the internet to an editorial team, who listen to it, transcribe it and curate it for publication.

Dementia Diaries serves as a public record and a personal archive that documents the day-to-day lives of people living with dementia, with the aim of prompting a richer dialogue about the varied forms of the condition.

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The Dementia Diaries project is an initiative of On Our Radar, a small non-profit communications agency which works with a wide range of marginalised groups. It is part of the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP), run by Innovations in Dementia.

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