Award-winning film to be screened at free dementia awareness event in Crowborough

An award-winning documentary will be screened at a free event to promote understanding and awareness of dementia, hosted by NHS High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Alive Inside is an uplifting documentary exploring the use of music therapy with dementia patients and its capacity to awaken memories and identity, and won best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014.  The screening will be accompanied by a short presentation from a leading dementia expert and a table discussion.

The event are aimed at anyone interested in dementia, people living with dementia, carers and health and social care staff, and are supported by Sussex Community NHS Trust.

Dr Elizabeth Gill, chair of High Weald Lewes Havens CCG, said:

Increasing awareness of dementia and care for people living with dementia is a key priority for the CCG.  Through our pioneering Dementia Golden Ticket initiative, we are seeking to develop supportive communities in which people can live well with dementia. The event is part of our efforts to improve understanding of the condition.

The Crowborough screening will take place at Crowborough Community Centre on Tuesday 16th February from 5.30 – 7.30pm (doors open 5pm).

The doors open at 5pm, with Guest Speaker Dr Khalid Ali, Senior Geriatrician from Royal Sussex County Hospital at 5.30pm.  The film will begin at 5.50pm and is about 75 mins long, and we will have the opportunity to talk afterwards.

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