Arts initiative offers dementia patients lifeline

Rick Middleton from More Music, front left, and Angela Norris from Age UK Lancashire, front right, with guests at the November 18 Journey Cafe event.

Rick Middleton from More Music, front left, and Angela Norris from Age UK Lancashire, front right, with guests at the November 18 Journey Cafe event.

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“Sometimes it’s difficult to go out because it’s hard to make conversations but here everyone is in the same boat and you don’t feel awkward.”

Val Hayes and her husband Jack have just enjoyed a screening of a classic George Formby film at The Dukes cinema in Lancaster.

Films are a feature of a pioneering project – Journeying Together - which The Dukes and Age UK Lancashire have worked on since 2012 as part of a national drive towards creating dementia friendly communities.

 

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