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From the UK, comes a powerful piece of theatre exploring the potential issues regarding dementia and diversity for those working in social care and for those caring for, or involved with people living with dementia.
Hosted by GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc. and Dementia Training Australia with support from Alzheimer’s WA and Leading Age Services Australia.
The Purple List is a one-man play exploring dementia care for a member of the LGBTI community, from the carer’s perspective. It opens on Sam and Derek’s wedding day and goes on to explore the highs and lows of their lives as Derek’s dementia progresses.
Told from Sam’s point of view, the play is a touching, sad, yet often funny, insight into the lives of these two gay men as they navigate their way through the care system and the changes in their personal relationship.
The 35 minute play is followed by a Q&A discussion session with the actor as Sam, and then as himself.
“Five Stars! The Purple List is powerful. The actor and the playwright take the audience on an honest and thought provoking journey giving an insight into the challenges and emotions that a same-sex couple come up against when faced with the diagnosis and reality of dementia. Insightful, honest and uncomfortable the play does more than tell a story, it encourages its audience to question and challenge. It is a must see piece of theatre and I would encourage anyone regardless of profession or sexuality to go and see it.”
– Daniel Cheesman, CEO Brighton LGBT Switchboard
“Just been to watch the Purple List. WOW!”
– Tony, Gay man, Leeds July 2017
A play by Libby Pearson and Ian Baxter http://www.purplelisttheatre.co.uk
This is a ticketed event which attracts a small fee – please refer to the registration link for more information.
- Date November 7, 2018
- Time from 06:00 PM
- Time to 07:30 PM
- Location / Region Western Australia/ Perth
- Learning Pathway Discovery
- Topic Areas Dementia (general)
- Target Audience Residential Aged Care, In Home or Community-Based Care, Hospital, Private Practice, Primary Care, Respite Care, Hospice or Palliative Care, Transition Care, Ambulance or Paramedic, Civic, Retail, University VET or Research Institute
- Target Occupations Medical & Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health & Care Support, Services, Management & Administration, Education & Evaluation, Person Living with Dementia / Family Carer, Researcher, Medical Specialist, General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychogeriatrician, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Intern or resident, Nurse Specialist, Registered Nurse, Practice Nurse, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, Assistant in Nursing, Student Nurse, Psychologist, Social Worker, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, Dietician Nutrition Specialist, Complementary or Alternative Therapist, Leisure / Lifestyle / Recreational / Diversional Therapist, Personal Care Worker, Housekeeping, Hospitality, Cleaning, and Maintenance, Transport, Grooming, Assessment Services, Spiritual Services, Executive or Senior, Middle Manager, Reception or Administration, Academic, Undergraduate Student
- Target Populations Anyone with Dementia, LGBTIQ
- Event Flyer DTA-GRAI_Purple-List-Flyer_FINAL.pdf
- Knowledge Translation Thinking
Co-hosted by GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc, Dementia Training Australia, Alzheimer's WA and Leading Age Services Australia
Learning OutcomesAttendees to this event will have a raised awareness of:
- How relationships may change as dementia progresses
- How being part of a LGBTI+ community may impact experiences with care providers
- The importance of considering diversity in service provision
The certificate of attendance may be used for CPD. Check with your registering professional body.
Please join us for light refreshments from 5:30pm.
The Dolphin Theatre
The University of Western Australia, Stirling Highway, Crawley WA, Australia