Dementia centre celebrates first anniversary

Posted on 23 March 2011

A day care centre that looks after people with dementia in Kidderminster, who may be paying for long term care, has marked its first anniversary with a celebration.

Among Friends Kidderminster is still developing the services it offers and said it will soon be launching a lunch club, extending an open offer to GPs and carers to come and see the work it does for people with dementia, the Kidderminster Shuttle reports.

Sam Arnold, manager of the service, said it has been a challenging year but the staff wanted everyone to share in Among Friends' success.

"Events like this help us to emphasise the importance of high quality dementia care in our community and it's fantastic that so many people have shown an interest in the service," he added.

Recently, the Mayo Centre in Jacksonville, Florida received a $1 million (£0.61 million) grant to continue its work on Lewy body dementia, which combines aspects of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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