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This memory café in Bristol helps people suffering from dementia

Colse Leungnews
This memory café in Bristol helps people suffering from dementia
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Operating on the second Wednesday of every month, the Whitchurch memory café at the Armada Family Practice is transforming the lives of dementia patients and their carers.

The passionate staff are eager to encourage more sufferers - and their helpers - to take part in the morning.

The aim of the social gathering is to offer activities to aid with memory whilst creating relationships and this was successfully apparent during my visit.

“The memory café is aimed to support people in the community with a dementia diagnosis, to prevent isolation and loneliness, and support for their carers," said Helen Bradshaw, community care nurse and leader of the café.

“It is so beneficial for us because it is quality time you get to spend with others and your family,” Janice said.

“We put on lots of activities. We’ve had an artist come in, a florist, we try to stimulate imagination," Helen added.

Mattie, from the Dementia Wellbeing Service, said: “you see friendships develop and flourish here, and it’s really lovely.

“It is so important for people to have relationships outside of their homes to do the things they enjoy.”

Full article https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/memory-caf-bristol-helps-people-3188524