The Real Story: Learning from Those Who Live with Dementia

The Festival aims to engage Belfast citizens in learning and to inspire interest and enjoyment through a week-long programme of interactive learning events and workshops. It also aims to showcase the range of learning opportunities that exist in the city.

Dementia NI members will bring this unique session to life by sharing their real-life experiences of living with dementia. Gain insight into the signs and symptoms, and what it is like to live with dementia. Discover how you can best support people living with dementia in the community and participate in thought-provoking discussions around the stigma surrounding dementia.

The event is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

When and Where?

Grosvenor Hall
Grosvenor House
5 Glengall Street
Belfast, BT12 5AD

Thursday, 8th March 2018 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

What are Dementia NI Awareness Sessions?

Members give talks which challenge the stigma of having a diagnosis, dispelling preconceptions surrounding the condition and educate others about what it is like to live with dementia and what support they need, in the hope that everyone will become more understanding and be accepting of their symptoms.

Supported by staff and volunteers who give a background on dementia, Dementia NI members raise awareness of dementia and bring these unique sessions to life by adding their real-life experiences of living with dementia.

Their aim: To challenge associated negative assumptions in the hope that others will be more accepting and tolerant of the symptoms, and helpful towards people living with the condition.

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