Today we had Lucy Whitman who came to present her book “People with Dementia Speak Out”. Lucy came with Andy Bellisario and her mum Dizi Conti, step dad Derek Norman and Lucy’s cousin Jo Farley. Also attended was Jane Moore. Jane read a story about the life of her mother, Lorna, which was very moving and in some parts funny. Lucy Whitman summarized to say that people with dementia is not the end, you can still have quality of life. This prompted one of the members of the group who got up to speak and say that she did not feel that dementia has reduced her quality of life.
The book reading session was followed by dancer Tija Hubej who studied Dance and Music at Ljubljana in Serbia, She has been dancing since the age of 3 years old. Members were able to learn various dance steps from Italy, Hungary and Spain and also famous ballet dances. This inspired all the members to continue dancing to further Greek Music led by one of the members who knew the Zorba dance.