Don’t leave me now


Fondation Ipsen hosted in 2018 a theatre performance about familial upheavals when a loved one is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or cerebral dementia. This play was written by Brian Daniels and directed by Jeni Draper, and explored with insight and humour the impact of early onset dementia on family life.

“Don’t Leave Me Now” written by Brian Daniels was inspired by two real stories. It explored the impact of early onset dementia on family life. Where does love end and duty begin? or does it?

“The play is subtly powerful, sympathetic and sharp, sad and funny… where dementia is the villain, words are priceless”– Howard Jacobson, Booker Prize winning author (New Statesman 2016)

The play has been widely performed throughout the UK and Northern Ireland in theatres, hospitals, hospices, community centres, libraries, care homes, churches, mosques, synagogues, universities and schools. The play has been seen in the UK Parliament.

“Don’t Leave Me Now” is endorsed by all major dementia charities including Dementia UK, The Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Pathfinders, Cruse Bereavement Care, Hospice UK (formerly the National Council for Palliative Care).


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