Dementia uncovered

Poetry shared through a photograph

As part of a series of digital works for our Creative Spaces project, Ruth Purdy has used photography to interpret poetry written with people living with dementia in Cornwall.

Ruth Purdy has used photography to interpret poetry written with people living with dementia in Cornwall.

New films

See how the poems have provided the basis for a series of films, animations and photography.

The Thing You Live

Do what you think
I am not with us.

I’ve not been out for a week
And I couldn’t wait to get back.

Do what you’ve got to do
As if they were ever kinder.

This one is chocolate,
This one is a scone.

I hope these roses are lovely
I hope they will cheer me up.

I am a silly old fool
My name is spelt with a L.I.F.E

Life. That’s my name.
It is that thing you live.

Doris Life

Links

Behind the scenes - read about the background to the poetry which was the basis for the films

Creative Spaces in the news - latest news about what has been happening

activities and factsheets - to help you plan dementia-friendly spaces and activities

 

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Arts Council England

Cornwall Council