The increase in the elderly population and the political pressure to downsize, places strain on this group to move out of their familiar surroundings at an age when creeping memory loss is a real issue and many are beginning to experience the onset of dementia. My project aims to explore the relationship between memory and place through dance from the point of view of the elderly. 

In the case of this film, which is a pilot for the project, I interviewed Maureen Gallagher who lives alone in her house in Newcastle upon Tyne. I interviewed her about her personal experience in the house bringing up her children and her relationships with walls and the rooms then and now.
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