Category: Dementia Gaelic culture

Dementia Friendly Community

Dementia Friendly Community

Toil Inntinn The Will of the Mind is a new 2018 bi-lingual publication by Magaidh Smith.

I have been working as Gaelic and Culture Activities co-ordinator on the Arora Dementia Friendly Community project, An Lanntair, one day a week for the last two years. I met and worked with lots and lots of lovely people during that time.

Toil Inntinn (The will of the mind) is a book in two parts. Part one is a selection of my blogs, describing group activities and incredible conversations. Arora also had a research element. Part two is an array of culturally relevant conversations about memory. Thank you to all those who participated in the interviews.

Arora was funded by Life Changes Trust.

Gaelic -The language of the Hearth

Gaelic -The language of the Hearth

I am working on Arora the Dementia Friendly Community Project this month.

Working on this project I am the privileged recipient of all kinds of personal stories and cultural treasures, which spill out instantly between the handshake and island Gaelic burr. Continue reading “Gaelic -The language of the Hearth”