MP vis­its de­men­tia cafe

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

MP Damian Green vis­ited peo­ple with de­men­tia and Alzheimer’s at the Ash­ford Mem­ory Cafe to talk with them about liv­ing with the dis­ease.

Mr Green joined the group at the cafe at St Teresa’s Church on Maid­stone Road last Wed­nes­day, to talk about the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety and what could be done to sup­port the 1,595 peo­ple in the bor­ough with de­men­tia.

Jackie Swapp, Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety oper­a­tions man­ager for Kent, said: “Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety’s de­men­tia cafes can re­ally help im­prove peo­ple’s qual­ity of life, giv­ing peo­ple with the con­di­tion and their car­ers the op­por­tu­nity to so­cialise with oth­ers in sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tions and re­ceive vi­tal sup­port. They are also a great source of in­for­ma­tion and guid­ance that can help peo­ple to live well with the con­di­tion.”

Mr Green said: “It was great to meet the group at St Teresa’s Church, not just to hear of the good work done by the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety in Ash­ford but to learn what else is re­quired to make Ash­ford a de­men­tia-friendly town.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about de­men­tia sup­port in the bor­ough, call 08450 405 919 or email ash­ford­shep­way@alzheimers.org.uk

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