MP shows support as care home launches dedicated sessions for dementia sufferers
PUBLISHED: 09:51 27 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:41 27 January 2018
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A care home is hoping that its new sessions can provide those suffering with early onset dementia a place to seek support.
Waveney MP Peter Aldous was at Stradbroke Court, in Lowestoft, to unveil their Memory Lane Café earlier this month.
The facility is a place where those affected by dementia - as well as their families, carers and friends - can seek advice and have an informal chat with qualified staff members.
Care manager Dawn Bunter said: “It was brilliant to have Peter Aldous opening the café and we’re pleasantly surprised by the number of people who have already come for support.
“So far we’ve supported people about the symptoms of dementia and families whose relatives perhaps aren’t remembering things as well as before.”
“Rather than talk to a professional in a one-on-one scenario, people can also come and chat with others who are in a similar position to themselves.”
Stradbroke Court’s walk-in memory café events are on the last Friday of every month.