An Aberdeen museum is set to rock to tunes from the past 40 years as part of a bid to help people with dementia.
Sounds of the 70s, 80s and 90s will play at Aberdeen’s Maritime Museum during the event in May.
Boogie in the Museum, is based on the popular monthly Boogie in the Bar sessions held at The Foundry Bar.
The Boogie in the Bar sessions are the brainchild of Bridge of Don resident Anne Duncan, whose husband Bill, a keen DJ, was diagnosed with dementia in 2011, and continued to show a love of music.
Staff from Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums recently took part in a Dementia Friends training session, given by Alzheimer Scotland.
Convener of Aberdeen City Council’s education and children’s services committee Councillor John Wheeler said: “One in three of us over the age of 65 will receive a dementia diagnosis. Keeping someone with dementia busy and engaged can become more difficult as the dementia progresses.
“Arts and culture activities can play an important part in triggering memories for people living with a dementia diagnosis and innovative events like Boogie in the Bar, and now Boogie in the Museum, are fantastic examples of individuals and organisations working together to improve the day-to-day lives of people living with dementia and their families.
“These events are intended to be relaxed, informal and above all, fun.”
Previous Boogie in the Bar events, open to those who have dementia, their carers, retired people or those with additional needs, have received praise from a variety of groups. The Boogie in the Museum event is part of a programme of activities being developed by Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, aimed at different city communities.
It will take place on May 4 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, and is a free event. Booking is essential, and can be made at www.aagm.co.uk/WhatsOn