Storytelling for Dementia
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Dementia currently affects approximately 850,000 people in the UK and the number is predicted to rise to one million by 2025. An symptom of the incurable Alzheimer’s Disease, supporting those with dementia has never been so important.

Storytelling can be used as a non-medicinal approach to help with the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Abimbola Alao will share her experience of using storytelling to support those with dementia in memory cafes, and you will be able to participate in spontaneous storytelling that has the potential to bring hope to the world of dementia.

Saturday 6 May, 10:30-11:15
Plymouth University
Tickets are available to reserve and purchase online in advance. Please note advanced booking closes at 23:59 on Friday 5 May. Alternatively, tickets are available on the door on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Abimbola Alao

Abimbola Alao is a storyteller, author and lecturer, who explores the use of storytelling in education and therapy. She is the lead provider of ‘StoryWeavers for Dementia’, a Special Study Unit (SSU) at the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.

Society for Storytelling

The Society for Storytelling was founded in 1993 to support and promote storytelling in England and Wales. They provide a central place to find out about storytelling events, to ask for advice on using storytelling, about workshops and guide aspiring storytellers through the practice.

Their annual Gathering welcomes professional, emerging and aspiring storytellers from across the UK for a weekend of storytelling, workshops, performances and more. The 2017 Gathering is taking place in Plymouth as part of the Plymouth Festival of Words.

Find out more about the Society for Storytelling.

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