08 November 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Manchester Central Library
St Peters Square
Join our conversation about living with dementia in your area
The impact of an ageing population is likely to affect everyone. It is estimated that dementia currently affects 850,000 people in the UK. Around two thirds of all people with dementia in the UK live at home supported by family, friends and neighbours, and significant numbers of people with dementia live on their own. Neighbourhoods are increasingly recognised as places of potential support for all people with dementia and a place where they can feel included in the world outside their front door.
We want to encourage you to think about how people living with dementia experience everyday life in their neighbourhood.
The research behind the event uses a creative blend of audio, visual and sensory methods to explore the role of neighbourhoods and the lives of people living with dementia in different parts of the UK and Sweden.
We’ll discuss how neighbourhoods enable or restrict opportunities for the support of people with dementia, as well as their potential to enable people with dementia to live independently.
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Contact: Sarah Campbell
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