Mark Butler announced as Director of Dementia Festival of Ideas

The first ever Dementia Festival of Ideas has been launched and is due to run all year during 2015, to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling.

“I have been associated with DSDC now for five years and I am delighted to have taken on the role of Festival Director,” say Mark Butler.

“The Festival already includes a series of six Masterclasses, a whole host of exciting events and innovative projects all designed to open up dementia to different ways of thinking and acting,” he adds.  “I want to make it as open and participative as possible, with something for everyone.”

The full programme is on the Festival website

The Big Ask survey of current attitudes to dementia was launched in February and will remain open for anyone to complete until November 2015

“For the rest of 2015 I shall combine my work for the Festival with continuing responsibilities with The People Organisation and return full-time to TPO in January 2016,” he concludes.

The Festival of Ideas is made possible by the Dementia Services Development Trust.  To make a donation please visit

Date: Apr 20, 2015 — Category: News — Posted by: admin