Release Date: 17 May 2018
A celebration of creative work by people living with dementia is being hosted at The Richmond Library Annexe later this month.
The ‘Dementia Doesn’t Stop Me’ exhibition is organised by the Alzheimer’s Society and will take place from 11am to 3pm on Thursday 24 May, at Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH.
A free information session about dementia, and how you can help people affected by dementia in your community is included. There will also be an opportunity to get practical tips for living well with dementia and information about how to volunteer.
The exhibition comes during Dementia Action Week which runs from 21 to 27 May.
Cllr Piers Allen, Cabinet Member Designate for Adult Social Services and Health said:
“It is estimated that there are over 800,000 people with dementia in the UK and we have committed to work to develop a dementia friendly community so that those living with the condition in Richmond are supported to live full, happy and inclusive lives.”
Cllr John Coombs, Cabinet Member Designate for Arts, Culture and Sport said:
“This is a great example of how creative work can help build inclusivity amongst vulnerable members of our population. I hope you go along to Richmond Library and enjoy the exhibition!”
It is anticipated Cllr Allen and Cllr Coombs will be elected Cabinet Members at the Annual Full Council Meeting on 22 May 2018.
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Updated: 31 May 2018