Since 2000, artist David Clegg has spent 10,000 one-to-one hours, working with over 1000 people with dementia in 150 care homes to produce a unique archive of stories, letters, drawings, films and music. David named this work the Trebus Projects in honour of Edmund Trebus, a Polish war veteran, who filled his house with things the rest of the world had decided were rubbish, convinced that in time a use would be found for them. In his own way, David himself has now become a hoarder of the fragments and remains of the memories of people who have dementia. He has published two books of interviews with people with dementia, Ancient Mysteries and Tell Mrs Mill her husband is still dead, and released a vinyl record of collaborations with people who had lost the ability to speak.

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