Getting by with help from Friends

Julianne Moore.
Julianne Moore.

An Oscar-winning film about dementia will coincide with a talk by a group of people who have learned about living with the condition.

Tonight (March 31), the Dukes Cinema in Lancaster will screen Still Alice (12A) in which Julianne Moore gives an Oscar-winning performance as a successful university professor who struggles to maintain her mind and self after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dementia Friends are people who have learned a little about what it’s like to live with dementia and can provide help when required.

The discussion will be chaired by Roger Clough, Emeritus Professor at Lancaster University and Gary Rycroft, vice-chair of The Dukes board. who along with Age UK Lancashire were instrumental in setting up the theatre’s pioneering Journeying Together programme for people with memory problems and their family members/carers.

The event will be a chance to chat about the film and issues surrounding dementia.

The screening starts at 6.20pm followed by the discussion at 8pm.

Both are open to everyone.

Tickets are priced £6 or £5 for concessions and Dementia Friends (a £1 per transaction fee applies to online bookings).

There will be another screening of Still Alice on April 2.

For more information or to book, call 01524 598500 or go to www.dukes-lancaster.org