Scotland's first Dementia Arts Festival kicks-off at Eden Court
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Scotland's first Dementia Arts Festival has kicked off in Inverness.
The four day festival includes theatre, music, film, art and more. It is aiming to transform the experiences of people with dementia and their families by showcasing the work of talented artists, musicians, and performers, many of whom have a dementia diagnosis.
Taking place at Eden Court, the event will close with a 'dementia disco' on Thursday at 3.45pm.
The event is the brainchild of Deepness Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation based in Ness on the Isle of Lewis. Deepness Ltd uses creativity and the arts to promote wellbeing, and is run by and for people with cognitive issues and/or dementia.
Ron Coleman, a founding member of Deepness Ltd said: “We are thrilled to be launching Scotland's first ever Dementia Arts Festival.
"We believe that creativity and the arts have the power to bring joy and inspiration to people living with dementia, and to challenge stigma and misconceptions in society.”