Over the last few years and particularly in the pandemic close down, the East of England Faiths Agency team has developed and published a new game called

‘Staging Posts on the Journey of Life.

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Description automatically generatedThe Game is being officially launched in May.  One of the game’s potential uses is to stimulate those afflicted with dementia.  On Tuesday 10th May, Professor Alison Wray who is a Research Professor of Language and Communication at Cardiff University in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, will be delivering an Open Lecture at the University of Suffolk entitled:

Memory, Identity, Communication:
The Power of Interaction for Sustaining Personhood

The memory impairments associated with some types of dementia can be difficult to navigate and frightening to contemplate. Memory is the basis of our personal narratives and hence our sense of identity. Memory impairment, whether due to dementia or not, can engender detachment and isolation. But memory isn’t just about what you’ve done and where you’ve been. Even those who can’t recall specific events can reconnect with others through conversations about their feelings, preferences and beliefs. Linked to the launch of the Staging Posts game, this talk will explore how such reconnection operates and show how we can all help build caring communities through better communication.


The lecture commences at 18:00,
with tea and coffee being served from 17:30.


To book a place, please visit



The launch will continue on Wednesday 11th May with event taking place at The Hold, University of Suffolk.  Details will be made available shortly.