Based around a story of two children lost in Tullie House Museum in Carlisle the film highlights the impact of memory loss on those living with dementia and their carers.
The film has been previewed by several groups over recent months and without exception they have praised the film for its ability to touch at heartstrings and share the emotional impact of this disease.
Alison Wakefield, Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Communities Officer for the North West, said: “There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, almost 8,000 of them in Cumbria, so initiatives such as this that raise awareness of the condition are hugely important. This powerful and thought-provoking film provides a rare insight into how lonely a place dementia can be, and that is something which often comes sharply into focus during the festive period.”
Find out more about dementia by attending an hour-long information session – or you can even complete the session online by visiting: http://www.dementiafriends.org.uk
Carlisle Dementia Action Alliance is holding two sessions over the next few weeks at Tullie House and the alliance is also planning further public sessions in the New Year. If you or your organisation would like to take part, you can find out more through our Facebook page: @carlisledaa
The Carlisle Dementia Action Alliance is grateful to all the individuals and organisations who are actively supporting their work. In particular, Carlisle Partnership, Carlisle City Council and the Rotary Club of Brampton & Longtown.