New dementia cafe has launched
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