Next week, Sunday 15th May – Saturday 21st May marks this year’s Dementia Awareness Week and there are a few activities planned across Coventry.

Monday 16th May 2016

Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Corporation Street, CV1 1GS

The Belgrade Theatre are holding a Dementia Friendly Day including a Singing for the Brain workshop led by Actor, Dave Willetts, and two Dementia Friends Information sessions. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about what Dementia is and how to support people living with Dementia in the community.

11am – 1pm   Singing for the Brain, led by Dave Willets

2pm – 3pm     Dementia Friends Information Session

5pm – 6pm     Dementia Friends Information Session

To book: All events are free but please book through Belgrade Theatre Box Office (Call: 024 7655 3055 or visit: www.belgrade.co.uk)

Special Offer! Book a cream tea for £4.50 per person!

Tuesday 17th May

Coventry Central Library

9am – 5pm

An information market has been organised by Coventry City Council to provide FREE advice of services beneficial to people living with Dementia and their Carers, including stands from Age UK, the Alzheimer’s Society and Coventry Carers Trust. Free taster sessions will also be offered throughout the day, including a Get Going Together session by Age UK’s physical activity team at 1pm and a second Singing for the Brain session, 12:00-1:30pm.

Tuesday 17th May

Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place,  CV1 1JD  

11am-12.30pm

Motor Memory

Join us for an interactive guided tour around the newly redeveloped Coventry Transport Museum. Take in the highlights of our collection and share your memories of Coventry as a boomtown! The tour is designed specifically for people experiencing difficulty with concentration or memory and their friend, partner or carer to enjoy together.

Sessions cost £5 per person. To book your place please contact Stacey Bains on 024 7623 7537 or email stacey.bains@culturecoventry.com

Wednesday 18 May

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

11.00am-12.00noon

Memory Box Workshop

Creating a memory box is a simple activity to enable you to use reminiscence therapy to help your loved one on their journey with Dementia. The workshop costs £15 for two people to attend and includes the price of a memory box. Attendees will receive information on what to prepare and bring along to the workshop.
To book your place please contact Stacey Bains on 024 7623 7537 or email stacey.bains@culturecoventry.com

Please also be aware that there are two information booklets from Age UK that might be useful at this time, Living with Early Stage Dementia and Caring for Someone with Dementia. These are available on the Age UK national website. Details of the Dementia Friendship scheme is also available on the Age UK Coventry website.

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