New de­men­tia cafe has launched

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A CHAR­ITY has launched a café sup­port group for peo­ple with de­men­tia in Macclesfield.

The new De­men­tia Cafe will pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple with de­men­tia and their car­ers to so­cialise and get much needed face to face sup­port.

De­men­tia Cafes pro­vide peo­ple with de­men­tia and car­ers a plat­form to talk openly about living with de­men­tia within a re­laxed and in­for­mal en­vi­ron­ment.

The Macclesfield De­men­tia Cafe will run on ev­ery fourth Thurs­day of the month be­tween 10am and mid­day, at Spring­wood Park, Tyther­ing­ton Busi­ness Park, Spring­wood Way, Tyther­ing­ton.

The venue is fully ac­ces­si­ble to peo­ple who use wheel­chairs.

It is a free ser­vice with free park­ing and a bus stop near to the venue.

Joy Alder­son, ser­vices manager for Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety in Cheshire East, en­cour­aged any­one who has a de­men­tia di­ag­no­sis, their fam­i­lies and friends to come along. She said: “The benefits of meet­ing peo­ple who are in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion are im­mea­sur­able.

“Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety’s 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.”

The char­ity said there are al­most 6,000 peo­ple who have de­men­tia living in Cheshire East.

Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety in Cheshire East runs a num­ber of ser­vices in­clud­ing cafes in Poyn­ton, Alder­ley Edge, Mob­ber­ley and Con­gle­ton.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the Macclesfield of­fice on 01625 503302 or visit alzheimers.org.uk/ lo­cal­info.

●● Spring­wood Park in tyther­ing­ton

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