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Date published: May 20, 2019

Take action for Dementia Action Week

Get involved in raising awareness for Dementia Action Week!  From 20-26 May 2019, the Salford Institute for Dementia will be hosting a series of events, all made to unite and encourage understanding. These are as follows (please click on the links below to book your place on these limited-space events):

Monday 20 May

INTRODUCING DEMENTIA, 10am-12pm

This event is for people who would like to develop their understanding of what it means to be living with dementia, regardless of their current experience. 

LIVING LIBRARY, 12-1pm

A living library works just like a normal library, but people take the place of books. This is a chance to discuss dementia with a range of people who experience it every day, including academics, creative writers, people living with dementia and caregivers.

CREATIVITY WORKSHOPS, 2-4pm

These workshops will focus on the role of creativity for enabling people to live well with dementia. Workshops will be led by academics from Salford as well as partners of the Salford Institute for Dementia.

EVENING EVENT (FEATURING CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON & STEVE DAY), 6-8:30pm

The event will feature our patron, recipient of Emmy award and two-time BAFTA nominee Christopher Eccleston and stand-up comedian Steve Day, whose recent hugely successful comedy show was awarded five stars by Chortle.

Tuesday 21 May

DEMENTIA HUB OPEN DAY, 10am-3pm

An opportunity to visit our purpose design Dementia Hub, based in Allerton Courtyard, and explore the range of activities we offer.

There will cake and plant sales. No Sign up necessary; just come along!

Thursday 23 May

EVENING LECTURE

Professor Alison Wray (University of Cardiff) will be giving a public lecture, aimed at both an academic and non-academic audience, that explores the relationship between language and dementia.

Venue TBC. For more information, please email Lesley Waring.

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