Let's talk Dementia Awareness Week

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Scene from the play 'Grandma remember me?'

It’s National Dementia Awareness Week – an annual event organised by The Alzheimer’s Society that is taking place from 19-25 May 2013. Dementia awareness is an issue that is very close to the Museum of Liverpool’s heart.  Since January 2012 we have been running our own dementia awareness programme, House of Memories, designed to support carers in helping people to live well with dementia. We will be starting a new set of training dates in the Autumn, and you can find details of how to book on our website. As part of Dementia Awareness Week, The Alzheimer’s Society is coming to Museum of Liverpool on Thursday 23 May. Their team will be on hand to give you information throughout the day and they would love you to come and have a chat, especially as the theme for this year is ‘talking’. In the afternoon there’s going to be an exhibition of artwork created by people living with dementia and ‘Singing for the Brain’ will be treating us to a selection of songs – come and join in! Singer Jess will also perform her new single, So If You Forget Me, in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society. In the spirit of Dementia Awareness Week, Museum of Liverpool is also hosting a powerful play on Wednesday 22 May, called ‘Grandma remember me?’ which is presented in partnership with PSS (person shaped support). On Wednesday we will also be showing a short film about the House of Memories programme in World Museum’s Treasure House Theatre. There should be plenty to talk about – get involved on Twitter using the hashtag #TalkDementia and find out more about Dementia Awareness Week on the Alzheimer's Society website.