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..