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MP shows support as care home launches dedicated sessions for dementia sufferers

PUBLISHED: 09:51 27 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:41 27 January 2018

Waveney MP Peter Aldous with resident Gladys Mount, deputy manager Rachel Jinkerson and manager Dawn Bunter at the launch of the Memory Lane Cafe at Stradbroke Court. Picture: Nick Butcher

Waveney MP Peter Aldous with resident Gladys Mount, deputy manager Rachel Jinkerson and manager Dawn Bunter at the launch of the Memory Lane Cafe at Stradbroke Court. Picture: Nick Butcher

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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.

The new facility was unveiled on January 19 and there will be drop-in sessions on the last Friday of every month. 
Picture: Nick ButcherThe new facility was unveiled on January 19 and there will be drop-in sessions on the last Friday of every month. Picture: Nick Butcher

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.

Peter Aldous with manager Dawn Bunter and head house keeper Glynis Robinson. 
Picture: Nick ButcherPeter Aldous with manager Dawn Bunter and head house keeper Glynis Robinson. Picture: Nick Butcher

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.”

The memory cafe is designed to assist people with early onset dementia. 
Picture: Nick ButcherThe memory cafe is designed to assist people with early onset dementia. Picture: Nick Butcher

“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.

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