empowering people living with dementia and their communities through the arts

“My Dementia

Life Matters”

A collaboration with Talk Dementia
Funded by the Race and Equality Foundation, UnLtd and Cares Family 2020-21

“My Dementia Life Matters” is a collaboration with Ronald Amanze and David Truswell of Talk Dementia. Ronald lives with dementia and is a DEEP Dementia Diarist. David is Director of the Dementia Alliance of Culture and Ethnicity.

20 people living with dementia in BAME communities documented what mattered to them, over the period of a month.

Using single-use cameras, the participants have captured life in lockdown and in their immediate localities, sharing objects, views from their windows and illuminating on their unique heritages. With people from a wide range of communities including Chinese, Dominican Republic and Black African Caribean.

The project commissioned a film to made about ambassador Ronald, titled Amanze. It captures Ronald Amanze’s life and experience of The Photobook Project (photographed below). You can view the film HERE.

Image by Mrs Wai Fan Man