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Judi Parkinson



EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


2007 Master of Arts with Second Class Honors Division A in Visual Art

       Queensland College of Art Griffith University

       Research Dissertation - The Evaluation of Engagement and 

       Response to Images Prepared for People with Alzheimer's

       disease - Assessed at Griffith University Faculties of Nursing

       and Psychology


2006 Recipient: Griffith Award for Academic Excellence 2005


2005 Master of Arts in Visual Art (Photography)

       Queensland College of Art Griffith University


2003 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

        University of New England


1994 Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art (Intermedia)

       Queensland College of Art Griffith University


Additional Studies


2013 Art and Alzheimer's Training Workshop

        National Gallery of Australia - Gympie Regional Gallery


2002 Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment

       Aged Care Queensland


1994 Certificate - Introduction to Art Therapy

        University of Queensland 


-Understanding Dementia (Sir James McCusker Training Foundation,
-Workplace Health & Safety (10 modules)
-Accreditation Standards in Aged Care
-Psychopathology and Abnormal Behaviours in the Aged Client 
-Experiencing Dementia
 
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Article by Judi for Alzheimer's.net USA - A Place for Mom 
Non-verbal books designed for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
December 2014


The Vegetable Patch - Review
judi's 28 minute movie reviewed by
The Australian Journal of Dementia Care
more info

Forum Speaker
The Use of Photography and Visual Arts in Aged Care


Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Strathpine (Dec 2010)
For more info please click the link below:

Exhibitor: FIRST TAKE - HDV VIDEO
Photomontage of Bloopers from the Share-Time Pictures film shoots - studio & on location
Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Strathpine (Dec 2010)


GONE FISHING DVD - movie review
 
Alzheimer's Australia NSW Newsletter (Sep 2010, p20)


Article by Judi -the styles, subjects & composition of photography suitable for people with Alzheimer's disease

Signpost Journal (Volume 15 No 1 June 2010)
Practice Development Unit (Mental Health Services for Older People) of Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust
The Creation of Non-verbal Communication Tools to Assist Social Interaction for People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease  (p33)


Speaker - Topic: Using The Arts to Assist Communication During Recreation Times

Non-verbal Communication Tools for use with People with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease 
4th International Conference on Creative Expression, Communication and Dementia, Arts, Ageing and Creativity
Adelaide  Convention Centre, South Australia
22-23 Oct 2009


Speaker - Topic: Relieving the Endless Boredom

The Creation of Non-verbal Books to Assist Social Interaction for People with Alzheimer's disease
Ausmed Publications Aged Care Nursing 2009 Conference Brisbane -14-15 Sept 2009ro

BACKGROUND RESEARCH
This research was conducted by Judi Parkinson
 
In 2005 Judi commenced her research as a Master of Arts in Visual Art Postgraduate.
Her goal was to design audiovisuals and non-verbal books that would be suitable for people with
Alzheimer's disease (AD), dementia and memory loss and also frail aged people.
 
Importantly, this research supported literature indicating that people with AD may have some cognitive
understanding even though they may not be able to verbally express themselves.
 
 Three phases of practical research were conducted to determine images that would be
appropriate in subject matter and engaging in visual information.
 
The Queensland College of Art Griffith University supported Judi in this research by approving courses and research
that she designed through the Special Studies options, providing research outside the visual arts program.
 
 The theme of Lavender was selected for the research and product designs.
 
Phase 1 In addition to publication research, this phase investigated the Preferred Hobbies and Interests
of people with  early-mid AD and mentally healthy older adults in the community.
These surveys were conducted through community groups, aged care facilities and
day respite centres in the northern Brisbane suburbs.
 
Phase 2 was conducted in aged care facilities and day respite centres.
This stage investigated image styles and designs preferred by people with early-mid AD
using a Paired Comparisons test with 8 different images on the one theme.
 
A 28minute DVD video, 10minute DVD video, Slide-Show CD, Memory Box and Non-verbal Book
were created from the findings of Phases 1 and 2.
 
Video lengths were determined through literature publications and therapists' consultations.
The aim is to provide optimum opportunities for engagement and interaction; to provide audiovisual DVDs that are
versatile for activity programs but also facilitate the individual needs of different care-recipients on any given day.
 
     
     
Master of Arts in Visual Arts Postgraduates Exhibition 2005 
Queensland College of Art Griffith University Brisbane
 
Pictured: DVD movies, Slide-Show CD, Memory Box with Film Stills and Non-verbal Photo Book
 
Judi received the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence 2005
 
Phase 3 of Judi's research was conducted in 2006, as an Honours MAVA postgraduate degree.
Participating aged care facilities and dementia specific units recorded the responses of people with mid-late AD to the tools.
The primary two completed interventions, the non-verbal PhotoBook and the 10minute edition
of the DVD were presented in a one-on-one, quiet setting with a carer/observer.
 
Postgraduate Supervisors
 
Dr Joseph McDowall
Griffith University Lecturer and Psychologist
 
Dr Juanita Muller
Griffith University Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist 
 
Research Consultant
Dr Jane Crisp
Griffith University Lecturer [Retired] and
Author: Keeping in Touch: with Someone who has Alzheimer's disease (Ausmed Publications)
 
Judi's MA(Hons)VA Honours Dissertation and Research Report assessment was conducted by lecturers at the
Griffith University Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Psychology at Nathan campus
 
In 2007 Judi was granted the Master of Arts with Second Class Honours, Division A in Visual Arts
 
The business name Share-Time Pictures was registered in April 2007.
This name was specifically chosen because it best states what the concept is behind our products.
They are for sharing -  for use as communication tools, whether verbal or non-verbal.
 
Our resources are specifically designed for people with Alzheimer's Disease
and are suitable for people in care and aged care, also people with other dementia, including frail aged people.  
They are ideal for use as a group activity or one-on-one with a Diversional therapist, activities coordinator, carer or relative

If you have any queries regarding this research please contact Judi