Dementia Reader’s Theater Performance: To Whom I May Concern®
Many people carry their own preconceptions about dementia, and often it is only when someone close to them is affected that they begin to discover what it really is and the impact it has on our lives.
Dementia is a syndrome, usually of a chronic or progressive nature, caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behavior, and ability to perform everyday activities. The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 50 million and will almost triple by 2050.
Dementia is overwhelming not only for the people who have it, but also for their caregivers and families. There is a lack of awareness and understanding of dementia resulting in stigmatization, barriers to diagnosis and care, and impacting families and societies physically, psychologically, and economically.
Please consider joining other SUM members on Monday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hop Meadow Country Club for a Reader’s Theater performance created and performed by people living with dementia. Invite others who need to hear this important message by forwarding this article.
To Whom I May Concern® challenges beliefs about dementia and invites us to join a movement to build a more dementia-friendly Connecticut.
Click here for more information and to register for this free event:
Click here for a video trailer that offers a glimpse of what to expect.