Dementia Wellbeing Day returns to Princes Quay on May 24. After the success of last year the Dementia awareness event is back. This year organisers Hull’s Dementia Collaborative and the NHS, are promising visitors ‘a sensation for the senses’.
The annual event looks to inform and entertain those affected by dementia. The event is open to carers and the cared for and any members of the public who are interested in finding out more about Dementia and all the different organisations, working to make Hull a Dementia Friendly city.
The event will focus on the five senses, through a series of interactive and accessible activities ranging from music to dance and art, open to everyone.
“Using tactile senses, like touch, smell, sound, sight and taste, we can help people to engage and look back in a way that’s comfortable for them. By concentrating in this way people can enjoy using their remaining senses rather than worrying about what they have lost.” June Cooke Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group
Visitors will be able to visit information stands and talk to professionals from Health Voluntary and Charitable organisations supporting those affected by Dementia and their families, to find out what support is available locally.
“If you’re living with dementia or if you want to find out more about the illness, we invite you to join us at Princes Quay. There will be lots of local services who can share what they do and help you to get the best support possible, making life a little easier for those affected by dementia.” Dr. Hari Symes local GP and Primary Care Lead for Dementia
Activities and events to include:
- Wheelchair Dancing
- Vintage Fashion
- Prize Art Competition to be judged by Kirsten Simister Curator of Ferens Art Gallery
Local celebrities will be dropping by and there will be a few more surprises throughout the day. For the full event agenda see: www.hullccg.nhs.uk
There will be something to see and do throughout the day, visitors can stay all day, or just pop in, as and when they feel like it.
Dementia Wellbeing Day runs from 10am – 3pm May 24 on the Bottom Deck Princes Quay Shopping Centre Hull.
Useful Links: Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group
Alzheimer’s Society – UK’s leading Dementia charity
This event has been jointly funded by NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group and Hull City Council.National Dementia Awareness Week takes place from Sun 15th May – Sat 21st May 2016