Beamish Museum hosts week of dementia events

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A MUSEUM will host a celebration of events to keep the mind active.

As part of Alzheimer’s Society’s annual Dementia Awareness Week, Beamish Museum is holding a week of activities to help spread awareness and understanding of the illness.

The week will start with Singing for the Brain sessions on Monday and Tuesday, when people helped by the Alzheimer’s Society, their families, care home residents and school pupils will have a singalong in Hetton Silver Band Hall.

The museum will also help support the Dementia Friends campaign and will be hosting workshops in the entrance building on Tuesday morning.

On Wednesday, people can sing traditional songs and make their own instruments.

On Thursday, the Alzheimer’s Society will hold a drop-in Dementia Cafe in the newly-opened 1940s Farmhouse, making and sampling favourite family recipes together.

On Friday, the museum will run a workshop for carers and others who work with people living with dementia.

The workshop is free to attend and to book a place, contact Michelle Ball on 370 4050.

The week will be rounded off with a garden party on Saturday on the events field.