Dementia cafes in Wales support patients and carers

Posted on 25 February 2011

People paying for long term care in the south Wales valleys could soon benefit from specialist cafes for people with dementia, hosted by the Alzheimer's Society.

Funded by Rhondda Cynon Taf council, the cafes gives people with dementia and those who care for them the chance to socialise and share their experiences.

Helen Abberley, location manager for the Alzheimer's Society, said she hopes the initiative will help people with the condition to enjoy their lives and provide support for carers at the same time.

"People can feel very isolated when they first get a diagnosis of dementia - they can feel as if they've got nothing to look forward to," she told the news provider.

There are plans to set up the cafes all around the county borough in the near future.

This week, the Alzheimer's Society hosted a research roadshow event in Bristol, where representatives from Bristol University talked about promising research into vascular dementia.

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