Community, communication and dementia

Dementia cafe
Dementia cafe

Story & Photos: Nick Edmondson

The Dementia? Welcome! Café welcomes people with dementia and their carers. It offers friendship and activities. The café's message is, “You are welcome and valued. You are interesting and good company.”

Trained volunteers visit local care homes and care home open days. The café seeks more involvement with the care homes in Burngreave. Communication is an important theme: games, songs, painting pictures and looking at photos are practical alternatives when a person can’t speak.

Results of research among carers and people with memory problems have been translated into a theatre production, ‘Inside Out of Mind’, changing attitudes and practice among carers. The café is making a bid to Comic Relief this year, for channelling local resources, effort and enthusiasm into new work on communication.

If you have any ideas or queries, contact Nick Edmondson: Telephone: 0772 556 9380

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