Family event at museum to dispel dementia myths

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 August 2018

The nostalgia café at Weston Museum.

The nostalgia café at Weston Museum.


An event at Weston Museum will aim to dispel myths surrounding dementia.

The event, called Families United Against Dementia, will take place on August 29 at the museum in Burlington Street.

It has been organised by the museum in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, and will include a range of activities for children and adults to promote the understanding of dementia.

These include colouring, puzzles and board games, short films and story time.

Peter Tullett, aged 72, who was diagnosed with dementia three years ago said: “I’ve discovered there are a lot of positives in life with dementia.

“I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with people at this event.”

The event coincides with the museum’s nostalgia café, where people with memory problems can meet up and enjoy nostalgia boxes, full of items from yesteryear.

Families United Against Dementia will take place from 10.30am-1pm.

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