'Reliving the Moment' - Supporting Dementia Awareness Week
“Reliving the Moment” – 15th to 20th May at Quay Place, Ipswich.
Displays and activities supporting Dementia Awareness Week
“Reliving the Moment” is a special week-long event helping people living with dementia to reconnect with past activities, events or experiences. Perhaps recalling a day at the beach or popping to the Coop or connecting to a favourite song.
The event is being held at Quay Place which opened towards the end of last year, the result of a joint partnership between Suffolk Mind and The Churches Conservation Trust.
‘Quay Place offers the perfect setting for this event, as well as being accessible and centrally located it is also a space which is warm and welcoming which will help to provide the right atmosphere for those taking part’ said event organiser David Jay.
People affected by dementia still need opportunities to express what they have done with their life. A range of activities and props from the past hope to stimulate memories and spur conversations promoting self-worth and confidence. Amongst those present will be Suffolk Museums with their Open The Doors cabinets, Suffolk Artlink with their Cube films created by young and old participants, Dean Parkin showing how words can be used creatively, ActivLives with their “Keep on Rocking” singing group and Boccia, Heather Edwards from Music Mirrors and how to create your own memory resource and David Jay from Alpha Films screening films of days gone by made with Sue Ryder and Suffolk Age UK groups.
In addition the East of England Coop will display a vintage shop front, an old till and currency, recalling memories of shopping and the old ‘divi’ card.
General dementia advice, support and information will also be available.
Please come along, bring your friends and family - there really is something for everyone to look at