"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."
- Maya Angelou
Ask anyone who has worked in dementia care and they'll tell you that one size doesn't fit all. This isn’t surprising when you consider that the word "dementia" is actually an umbrella term. This means that it's used to describe a wide range of progressive neurological disorders. In other words, any condition that affects the brain. That's a long list of conditions! For this reason, dementia affects every person in a different way, even if the underlying cause is the same, e.g. Alzheimer’s Disease.
We're excited to announce that we're one of nine teams through to the finals of Challenge Dementia. This nationwide competition—part of the Essex Challenge Prize—aims to stimulate innovative solutions to difficult social problems. The successful team will receive £100,000 worth of funding to continue to develop their chosen idea. The overall winner will be announced on 28th November 2018.