The Real Story: Learning from those who live with Dementia
Tuesday, 21 March, 2017 - 12:00 - 14:00
Dementia NI participation in 2017 Belfast Festival of Learning
Lunchtime Seminar – refreshments will be provided.
This event is an opportunity for the citizens of Belfast to learn from people who live with dementia in Northern Ireland.
Dementia NI members will confront the assumptions of dementia by sharing their experiences and telling real life stories.
The event aims to raise the awareness of dementia, and challenge the stigma of the condition. Dementia NI members intend to demonstrate how the condition is not a natural part of ageing, and illustrate how symptoms go beyond memory loss by explaining how different types of dementia can affect people in different ways.
Dementia NI members will explain how they came to receive to their diagnosis, the signs to look out for, give their opinions on the importance of an early diagnosis and whether a person has a right to know their diagnosis.
The event will educate Belfast citizens on how to communicate better with people living with dementia, and demonstrate to the community how with the correct support and services, people can still live well after a diagnosis.