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Dementia and Bilingualism: Cuimhnichibh Oirnn — Remember Us

Venue: Glasgow
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Event Date: 26/06/2019 09:00 - 18:00

This performance-led workshop will bring together academics, health professionals and charities to discuss language loss and dementia.

Loss of language skills is a common effect of dementia, and research suggests the resulting challenges may be more complex for bilingual individuals with dementia and their carers. The realities of minority-language contexts appear to further complicate these challenges.

The workshop will bring together community arts workers, academic researchers, policy makers, relevant charities and members of the public with Gaelic-language theatre practitioners from Glasgow-based Theatre Tog-ì. Over the course of the day, three short performances will explore the progressive return to Gaelic of a bilingual dementia patient and the consequences this has on family dynamics and care requirements.

Visit the website for more information and to register for this free event.

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