Outdoor museum picnic for dementia sufferers

Children from Seascape School in Peterlee have been taking part in a Dementia Awareness Week event at Beamish Museum.'The pupils were helping to entertain people living with dementia, along with their friends and family. Some of the children sang songs and others took part in old fashion street games before rounding off the day with a picnic. The whole event took place in warm late Spring sunshine.

Children from Seascape School in Peterlee have been taking part in a Dementia Awareness Week event at Beamish Museum.'The pupils were helping to entertain people living with dementia, along with their friends and family. Some of the children sang songs and others took part in old fashion street games before rounding off the day with a picnic. The whole event took place in warm late Spring sunshine.

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DEMENTIA sufferers enjoyed a picnic as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the condition.

Beamish Museum hosted the two-day event to mark Dementia Awareness Week, which highlights the problems faced by people living with the illness.

Children from Seascape School in Peterlee have been taking part in a Dementia Awareness Week event at Beamish Museum.'The pupils were helping to entertain people living with dementia, along with their friends and family. Some of the children sang songs and others took part in old fashion street games before rounding off the day with a picnic. The whole event took place in warm late Spring sunshine.

Children from Seascape School in Peterlee have been taking part in a Dementia Awareness Week event at Beamish Museum.'The pupils were helping to entertain people living with dementia, along with their friends and family. Some of the children sang songs and others took part in old fashion street games before rounding off the day with a picnic. The whole event took place in warm late Spring sunshine.

Families and friends affected by the condition were invited to the County Durham museum to enjoy a range of entertainment, games and competitions, as well as food and drink.

Cathy Clifford, a support worker with the Alzheimer’s Society, which helped oversee the visit, said: “It was a big success. We had over 35 people there from all over the North East.

“We had four picnics over the two days and everyone had a really nice time.”

It was the second year running that the popular picnics had been held at the tourist attraction, with its Community Engagement Team “working extensively” with older people in the area.

Children from Seascape School in Peterlee have been taking part in a Dementia Awareness Week event at Beamish Museum.'The pupils were helping to entertain people living with dementia, along with their friends and family. Some of the children sang songs and others took part in old fashion street games before rounding off the day with a picnic. The whole event took place in warm late Spring sunshine.

Children from Seascape School in Peterlee have been taking part in a Dementia Awareness Week event at Beamish Museum.'The pupils were helping to entertain people living with dementia, along with their friends and family. Some of the children sang songs and others took part in old fashion street games before rounding off the day with a picnic. The whole event took place in warm late Spring sunshine.

As well as community events, it hosts “reminiscence sessions” and provides support and resources for organisations and care staff.

“It was nice to see everyone singing along with the school choirs,” said Cathy. “We want to thank the museum for a great time.”