Library to hold dementia awareness event

The Human Story Theatre are coming to Dereham Library later this month with a production of Connies

The Human Story Theatre are coming to Dereham Library later this month with a production of Connies Colander. Picture: Mike Kwasniak - Credit: Archant

An event at a Norfolk library is set to offer an insight into what it is like to live with dementia.

The Human Story Theatre are coming to Dereham Library later this month with a production of Connie's Colander by Gaye Poole.

Connie's Colander is a short play about a mother facing dementia with the help of her daughter and gives a touching insight into the illness.

The performance is followed by a question and answer session with dementia specialists from the Alzheimer's Society.

Dr Marion Lynch, dementia expert and deputy medical director for NHS England South, said: "Connie gives us permission to laugh and cry about our own situation, the roles lost and responsibilities gained when living with dementia, and notice that we are not alone.


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"More of this would lead to a different view on what it is to grow old and care for those who need our help."

The event will take place on Thursday, June 13 between 11am and 12.30am.

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