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An unusual event forms part of the current exhibition on the theme of numbers at Bonhoga Gallery. One of the exhibitors, Roxane Permar, is organising a Bingo Night as one of her ‘artworks’ to raise money for the Shetland Branch of Alzheimer’s Scotland on Thursday 28 February at 7.30pm.

Roxane wants to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia because she is experiencing firsthand how Alzheimer's affects not only those afflicted by dementia but also everyone around them.

She was inspired to make numbers games for her contribution to the Veer North exhibition at Bonhoga because she plays Dominoes and Bingo with her mother, who suffers from dementia.

Number games are an art form in their own right, involving not only luck, but also skill and creativity. Furthermore, they can be played by people of all ages, including those who suffer from dementia.  They are good for people with dementia because they exercise their mind while also engaging with others in a social situation.  Everyone can have fun.

Alzheimer’s and dementia are equally devastating for families, friends and even whole communities.  Alzheimer's will affect all our society even more greatly in future because our population is aging rapidly. We can find ways to live with Alzheimer’s gracefully, through a combination of continued research into effective treatments, increased knowledge and awareness, and active support for families and carers.

You can help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s by attending the Bingo event.  Everyone is welcome - no previous experience is necessary. You can have an enjoyable while supporting the leading UK care and research charity for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, their families and carers.

For further information & tickets for the event, please contact:

Roxane Permar on 01595 859 202 roxane.permar@btinternet.com

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