Don’t leave me now

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We’re all too familiar with the huge impact a diagnosis of dementia can have on family life. So we’re looking forward to being part of a special event today (Thursday 21 June 2018), that will include a performance of ‘Don’t leave me now’, a play that handles this fallout with humour and great insight.


The play is being performed as part of a creative networking event organised by the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance and co-sponsored by Green Tree Court. The event is open to anyone living with or caring for someone with dementia as well as anyone interested in finding out more about the impact of dementia. There will also be a question and answer session on living with dementia. And the renowned cartoonist Tony Husband will be helping to make sense of dementia by putting pen to paper.


“We’ve been supporting the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance for around three years now,” commented Helen Rushton, Home Director Green Tree Court. “Through events like this one and many others, the Alliance is really putting dementia in the spotlight and helping to make Exeter a more dementia-friendly place to live or visit. As well as being a co-sponsor, we’re looking forward to attending the event too. I’ll be going along with another member of staff and one of our residents, Barbara Bearne, who lives at Green Tree Court with her husband who has dementia.”


Held at the Stevens Scown Solicitors office in Southernhay, Exeter, arrive at 1.30pm for a 2pm start. The event will run until around For more information, email:

Don’t leave me now, written by Brian Daniels, is endorsed by all major Dementia Charities including Dementia UK, The Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Pathfinders, Cruse Bereavement Care, and Hospice UK (formerly the National Council for Palliative Care. It is visiting Exeter following successful performances at venues across the UK including in theatres, hospitals, hospices, community centres, libraries, care homes, churches, mosques, synagogues, universities and schools.

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