A poignant and uplifting story of one family’s struggle to overcome the stigma, shame and misunderstanding surrounding Dementia.
EKTA Project through its work with Asian Elders for 27 years has come across many issues concerning them and their families. EKTA Project has successfully developed plays in raising awareness about various issues that have remained unaddressed and hidden due to stigma, shame and lack of awareness in the community.
Dementia is one such issue that has been largely ignored in Asian communities.
Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia UK Update’ shows that there will be 850,000 people living with dementia in UK in 2015. Of these, 25,000 people are from black and minority ethnic groups in UK. It’s estimated that there are another 416,000 people in England living with Dementia who have not been diagnosed. This figure is definitely a cause for concern and hence the need was felt to raise awareness in the community.
EKTA Project has developed a play entitled ‘Dementia’s Journey’ (‘Dementia ka Safar’ in Hindi) to bring about awareness in an attempt to dissolve the social barriers that prevent the community from addressing the onset of dementia in their families. The focus of the play is to raise awareness in the South Asian community. This play is based on EKTA’s direct experience of the confusion and difficulties faced by the elders and their carer’s.
We kindly request you to watch the play and support EKTA.
Let us join together and raise awareness about Dementia in the community.
For more information & booking please contact,
Ms. Ramesh Verma OBE MBA (Hons)
Chief Executive Officer, EKTA Project, Froud Community Centre, 1, Toronto Avenue, Manor Park, London E12 5JF
Tel: 020 8514 5221 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org