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Memory Cafe Opens In Crossways

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10:03am 21st November 2012
(Updated 10:40am 21st November 2012)

A new café is opening up in Crossways today - but it's specifically for people with dementia and their carers.

The Memory Café is run by the Alzheimer's Society who'll have volunteers there to provide information over tea and cake.

There'll also be activities to take part in if you fancy it  - from 2 till 3.30pm at The Spitfire Club.

Jo Malyon, Support Services Manager for Alzheimer's Society, said:

'We are delighted to launch these new services for local people living with dementia. There are 8,251 people living with dementia in Dorset PCT, of which only 27% have received an official diagnosis. We recognise that providing services is vital to help people live well with dementia. These services can be a real lifeline to people with dementia and their carers and provide the opportunity to meet other people in a similar situation, share experiences, find out more information but importantly to also have fun!'

Additionally, a new service for younger people with dementia and their family or friends will start up in December, in the form of a monthly evening meal at a local pub in Dorchester.

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