Visitors got the opportunity to find out how dementia affects people at a “memory festival” at Clitheroe Library.
There were more than a dozen voluntary and professional organisations on hand to give out literature and speak to people about issues such as Alzheimer’s, care for the elderly, and enriching activities such as art, music and “memory boxes”. The events were aimed at giving an in-depth understanding of living with dementia. In a “virtual dementia tour” people were equipped with special gloves, shoe inserts, noise-generating headphones and spectacles to simulate the effects of dementia, then were given simple tasks to do. More events in the “memory festivals” series will take place at Clitheroe Castle Museum next week on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (November 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th) from 10 am to highlight the museum’s commitment to welcoming people living with dementia and their carers. These will include exclusive use of the museum before normal opening. For more information call 01200 424568 or see www.lancashire.gov.uk/leisure-and- culture/museums/clitheroe-castle-museum