A NEW cafe for dementia sufferers and their carers has been welcomed as a new vital service.
Around 50 people popped into the Forget-me-not café at the Michael Flanders Centre, Church Road, Acton on Sunday (July 7)including older people with dementia, carers and family.
Many said they felt that this was one place they could go as a family as many other services were more restrictive, allowing either family or carers to attend. They also praised the staff for being professional, friendly and caring, and "interacting well with everyone."
The dementia café, which is run by centre staff and volunteers, aims to give people the chance to share their experiences, make friends, find out about council services and have fun in a relaxed and caring environment.
Activities planned for the day included live music, a quiz and a buffet lunch.
Councillor Patricia Walker, cabinet member for health and adult services, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to support residents with dementia, and their carers today.
“Dementia can leave people feeling isolated so events like this are really important. We want to give residents and their families emotional and practical help in a friendly and social environment and will be hosting the café on a regular basis in the future.”
The next dementia cafe will be August 18. For more information ring: 020 8825 7875.