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."
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