Rasen dementia cafe launched at Festival Hall

Jenny Harrold, left, and Joanna Smith from the Alzheimer's Society at the launch of the Market Rasen dementia caf? EMN-150603-135015001
Jenny Harrold, left, and Joanna Smith from the Alzheimer's Society at the launch of the Market Rasen dementia caf? EMN-150603-135015001
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The new Market Rasen Dementia Cafe has been launched in the town’s Festival Hall.

The cafe, set up by the Alzheimer’s Society, is free to attend and provides people with dementia and carers a platform to try out activities and talk openly about living with dementia, in a relaxed and informal environment.

There are thought to be about 1,400 people living with dementia in West Lindsey and one of those to attend the cafe launch was Eleanor Flunder from Caistor, along with her husband Keith, who has dementia.

“Support like this for whatever condition means people are able to share their good bits and their bad bits,” said Eleanor.

“There is huge value in getting as much information as possible about what is going on from professionals and from other people going through it, because we can lift each other up.”

The group will now meet on the fourth Friday of every month, in the Festival Hall from 10am to 12 noon.

“If you’ve never been to a Dementia Café before I’d encourage you to come along and give it a go - we’d love to see you there,” said Phil Measures, Peer Support Group Manager.

For more information call 01522 692681.