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Inside out of mind film

inside out of mind film

Free film screening to mark dementia week


County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is marking Dementia Awareness Week with an invitation to watch a film of a play about the reality of living and working with dementia.

The play, Inside out of Mind, will be broadcast in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, Darlington, on Monday 9 May 2016, at 2.00pm.  Entrance is free and anyone interested in finding out more about dementia is welcome.

 A successful UK tour of the play in 2015 prompted playwright Tanya Myers, who also directed the production, to film it, in order to bring it to a much wider audience.

Tanya will be attending the broadcast and facilitating a short discussion prior to the film being shown. 

The Trust's executive director of nursing, Noel Scanlon, said, "This event is one of several we're hosting to mark Dementia Awareness Week and International Nurses Day.  Everyone is welcome to attend the film, which was commissioned by the Department of Health.

 "Sadly, dementia touches many lives and the play takes a close look at what living with dementia and caring for someone with dementia is like. It explores the impact on carers, friends, family and those employed in health care.

 "The way we care for patients with dementia in our hospital and community settings, ensuring they have the best possible experience, is a priority for us.  We're proud to have gained the Quality Mark for Elder-friendly Hospital Wards from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  Patient with dementia can become disorientated in hospital so we've introduced a number of things to help overcome this.  For example, individual orientation boards, featuring photographs of local landmarks, are created with each patient, who helps choose the images that mean something to them. The interactive boards also include the date, month and season."

 "We're delighted to share this insightful film and welcome anyone wishing to see it."

 To book a place, email: or phone 0191 372 8605

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital