De­men­tia put in the spot­light at the­atre

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MEM­BERS of a youth the­atre are among the youngest in the coun­try to be­come ‘De­men­tia Friends’.

Old­ham The­atre Work­shop is per­form­ing a play to raise aware­ness of the con­di­tion.

They took part in spe­cial ses­sion car­ried out by Old­ham De­men­tia Part­ner­ship to get vi­tal in­sight for their Christ­mas pro­duc­tion Mo­ments.

The play is told through the eyes of both young and old and touched on the is­sue of de­men­tia and how we learn to live with and with­out our mem­o­ries.

Craig Har­ris, ap­plied the­atre prac­ti­tioner, said: “We wanted to change per­cep­tions around the sub­ject of de­men­tia.

“The young peo­ple re­ally em­braced the De­men­tia Friends ses­sions and were not afraid of ask­ing lots of ques­tions to Sue Neil­son who led them.”

Mo­ments will be per­formed at the Old Mu­seum, on Greaves Street, at 7.30pm from Wed­nes­day to Satur­day, un­til De­cem­ber 20.

Tick­ets cost £6 and are avail­able by call­ing 0161 770 3240. To take part in a De­men­tia Friends work­shop visit de­men­ti­afriends.org.uk

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