Dementia Friends and Immersive expereince session

Posted December 9, 2019

On December 5th 2019 we held our Dementia friends and Immersive experience event at Broadway House Newbury.

This event was well attended and it was great to see the attendees engaged and participating in the discussions and activities.

“What do you think of when you hear the word ‘Dementia’?” People responding with “Memory loss”, “confusion” and more.
“When talking with someone with dementia, what can you do for them?”
Attendees came up with ideas such as “Be open“, “talk normally“, “listen“, “use pictures

Some of the activities at the event included matching the broken sentences. Also included was an immersive interactive dementia session that enabled people to get a better understanding of what it’s like living with dementia.

Attendees engaging in “match the broken sentences”
Attendees getting a better understanding of what it is like living with dementia
Several people also pledged to be a Dementia Friend.