Living with Dementia

by Deepness Ltd in Knockaird, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 14th December 2019 we successfully raised £210 with 9 supporters in 28 days

Change the image of dementia from despair to hope as Deepness takes dementia on the Road in the production Caught in This Moment of Time

by Deepness Ltd in Knockaird, Scotland, United Kingdom

Deepness is a community group that is for people with cognitive impairments such as dementia early onset dementia and mild/moderate cognitive impairment often a precursor to dementia. As a group we have a number of projects that are ongoing these include: our radio station deepness dementia radio a radio station totally controlled by people with some form of cognitive impairment playing music and some chat including dementia news from around the country you can listen in on this link Deepness dementia Radio .

We also run a Deepness Afternoon Tea and chat club on the last Wednesday of the month from 2.30pm - 4.00pm everyone is welcome and the aim is to discuss issues relevant to those with cognitive problems in our local community.and of course to eat cake as can be seen from the selection on offer at a recent meeting. This group will we hope start a social side that will create more projects in the future.

As a group we passionately believe in the use of technologies as an enabling force within the field of dementia and are currently writing a guide for using Alexa the Amazon AI entitled Alexa and Me. A dementia guide to using Alexa Which will be available soon. 

Perhaps our greatest challenge to date has been the development and production of our one act play (soon to be 3 acts) Caught in this moment of Time performed by our very own semi professional Theatre Company called the Demented Poets Society ( semi professional in that many of the people both acting and behind the scenes have been on stage directed stage managed danced been technicians in their working lives some still work others have retired some have memory problems some don't but all are committed to creating a way of changing peoples perception of dementia through performance. We have had a public read through of part of the 2nd act as part of the Faclan Book Festival on the isle of Lewis The Following pictures are of that read through. It our intention to take the one act play on the road including to the Edinburgh Festival in 2020 allowing people with dementia and their families and supporters to attend free and giving all attendees a copy of the completed Alex & Me book This is not an inexpensive idea but it is one that will make change happen please support. This project..


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£200 or more

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£200 Reward

Two free tickets signed scripts lunch for two with cast prior to show in Edinburgh can be surrendered to a person with Dementia and their supporter

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Free ticket to performance for one

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Performance tickets for 2

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

Signed script by all involved and 2 free tickets

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

1 Free ticket signed script and Lunch with the cast prior to show in Edinburgh This Gift can be surrendered to someone with dementia or their nominated accompanying support person

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

Be a silver sponsor name or logo on all of our play materials including Brochure, Flyers and large poster and promotional materials + 2 free Tickets signed scripts and lunch for two with cast prior to performance in Edinburgh The lunch part can be surrendered to someone with dementia and supporter at your request

£1,000 or more

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£1000 Reward

Be one of our gold sponsors and get your name or logo on all our Flyers promotional materials play brochure etc + 4 free tickets lunch for four with cast in Edinburgh prior to performance Once again the lunch and free tickets part can be surrendered to people with dementia and their supporters if you wish

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Platinum Sponsor

Be a Platinum sponsor and we will bring the Play + two hour workshop on dementia and technology to you you will also have your name + logo on all our materials as before + you will have your logo or name in the Alexa and Me Books You only need to get a venue we will provide everything else we will also perform the play twice that day

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