People living with dementia are being invited to a local support group run by the Alzheimer’s Society.
Thorne Conversation Cafe is open on the second Friday of every month and aims to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for people living with dementia and their carers.
The cafe is a place to relax, socialise and meet other people with dementia and their carers. Visitors can pick up information about living with dementia and find out more about other services available locally in an informal and comfortable environment.
Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. Symptoms include memory loss, confusion, and problems with speech and understanding.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed.
Alzheimer’s Society say there are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with those number set to rise in the coming years.
Jane Owen, Dementia Café Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Society’s says: “Dementia cafes can really help improve people’s quality of life. They give people with the condition and their carers the opportunity to socialise with others in similar situations and receive vital support. They’re also a great source of information and guidance which can help people to live well with the condition.
“There are 3877 living in Doncaster. With the right support people can live well with the condition for a number of years.
“For more information about our Dementia Café’s and other services in the area please call 01709 580543”.
The cafe is based at St Nicholas Church Hall, Stonegate, Thorne, and is open between 1.30pm-3.30pm every second Friday of the month.
The next session is Friday 10 February.
As well as Dementia Cafés, Alzheimer’s Society in Doncaster runs a number of services. For more information please visit: alzheimers.org.uk/localinfo