The Disappearance of Eliza Grey – 19th May, 2023

Finally, the day arrived for the production of “The Disappearance of Eliza Grey”, in Cockshutt Millennium Hall.

Su and Christine played their hearts out to a not-too-well attended, but very appreciative audience. I think we all learnt a lot about Dementia from the play.

I am becoming increasingly deaf and have become very aware that my young grandchildren, who are very quietly spoken, by-pass me in conversation in favour of their grandmother – except when they want something from me!  I have realised that I am slowly disappearing from their horizons. This analogy, I think, is close to how a person with early onset Dementia must feel.

We need to remember that people living with Dementia have a life, as do we.  It’s up to us to connect with their lives as much as possible as they cannot connect with ours.

With love and blessings,


Dementia Co-ordinator, Ss. Simon & Jude Church, Cockshutt

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