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Dementia Friendly Interactive Cinema

People living with dementia shouldn’t have to give up the things they love, due to inaccessible or unsupportive environments – including visiting a cinema.

Depot wants to make a difference to people living with dementia in and around Lewes with its Dementia-friendly screenings.

Experienced practitioner Suzy Harvey brings the action on screen to life in the auditorium, provoking memories and encouraging fun. Each guest will be given a bag of props to immerse themselves in the films and re-engage them with the joy of cinema.

How are dementia-friendly screenings different?
The auditorium lights are on a half setting throughout the film and the sound is slightly quieter. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and audience members are free to move around and come and go. There is a quiet area outside the screen for anyone who needs a break. Dementia trained Depot staff and volunteers are on hand.

This dates film will be White Christmas.
14:00 guests arrive (refreshments served)
14:30 film starts
16:30 film finishes
17:00 guests leave

Benefits:
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Reduces loneliness
  • Lowers agitation
  • Involves carers
  • Self expression
  • Creative expression and stimulation
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Physical engagement
  • Social connections – supporting relationships
  • Facilitating communication
  • Pleasure and enjoyment
Phases:
  • Living well
  • Pre-diagnosis
  • Diagnosis
  • Post diagnosis – early years
  • Post diagnosis – later years
  • End of life
Amenities:
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Disabled access
  • Free Wifi
  • Public transport
  • Breakout area
  • Hearing Loop System

Type:

Interactive/Participatory Music Making - Groups

Date:

03-05-2020

Time:

14:00 to 17:00

Recurrence:

Monthly

Cost:

£4 Carers - Free

Contact:

Suzy Harvey

Telephone:

01273 525 337

Email:

events@lewesdepot.org

Website:

Click here

Location:

Depot Cinema,
Pinwell Road,
Lewes,
East Sussex
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[Last updated: 2019-11-18 14:49:29]