This work was created as part of the ‘A Life More Ordinary’ project led by Professor Linda Clare at the University of Exeter with artists Ian Beesley, Ian McMillan and Tony Husband, and is reproduced here with their permission. The work was supported by Innovations in Dementia, and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ES/M50046X/1). It is linked with the ‘Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life’ (IDEAL) programme which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research (ES/L001853/2) and as an Alzheimer’s Society Centre of Excellence (IDEAL-2, 348, AS-PR2-16-001). See www.IDEALproject.org.uk for further information.
“So a friend taught me to crochet during lockdown. This turned into a blanket for my daughter and is now in New Zealand. So here is a photo. It looks grand in the photo you can’t see the mistakes! And my friend helped endlessly when I got stuck and finished it off by doing a finishing edge. So teamwork ?”
Paul made bags for nurses and his wife filled them with goodies