Students raise awareness on dementia

Minister for European Affairs and Equality Helena Dalli delivers a speech during the European Capital Cities Trade Union Network (ECTUN) Conference which will focus on ‘How Trade Unions of the European Capital Cities can approach the issue of pay rise’.

Students and teachers from the Għargħur primary school have brought up a presentation to raise awareness on dementia.

The presentation illustrated the voyage that the students made in order to acquire more knowledge on dementia which included a visit at Jasmine House, a nursing home in Msida. Year 5 students delivered a strong message through a play and two songs that reflect the experience of persons suffering from dementia.

Parliamentary Secretary for Persons with Disability and Active Ageing Anthony Agius Decelis was present at the show and in his speech he explained how he enjoyed seeing the students raise awareness on dementia amongst their peers, even though adults might sometimes think that such topics might not interest or might not be understood by children of their age.

As part of a dementia awareness campaign, the Parliamentary secretariat for Persons with Disability will be bringing to the stage two presentations of the play Frammenti (fragments), one in Mosta and one in Paola. The play explores the experience of a family that is dealing with dementia. Another presentation of the play will be performed on Saturday the 13th of July at 7pm in Pjazza San Ġorġ, Victoria.