Going to the cinema can be challenging for people with dementia. The low lighting, loud volume and crowds can lead to anxiety, and the expected behaviour of cinema goers (quiet and still) can be too restrictive. This ultimately leads to people withdrawing from a social activity others can take for granted and we don't think it should be that way. Silverline Memories provides place to go and things to do for people living with dementia, their carers, families and friends. We want to create the cinema experience without any of the usual considerations. Comfy seats, pop corn, hot dogs, sweets and great films to be enjoyed with good company, in a warm and welcoming environment surrounded by trained staff and volunteers all dedicated to creating fantastic social opportunities for people who otherwise run the risk of social isolation and loneliness. All of Silverline Memories' staff and volunteers have personal and/or professional experience of supporting someone with dementia, as well as receiving comprehensive training on how to provide the most person centred care possible.
Thank you for supporting this idea and we hope to welcome you to a Silverline Memories Cinema Experience in the very near future.