Dementia Cafe’s next meeting

NHS Lanarkshire’s award winning Dementia Cafe will hold its next meeting tomorrow (Friday), July 4.

The monthly cafe held at Motherwell Football Club is for those worried about their memory or have a diagnosis of dementia.

It provides a space where they, their families and informal carers, can gather share their experiences and get some practical support in a friendly setting.

Organiser of the cafe, NHS Lanarkshire community nurse Hazel Boyle, said: “We encourage people to pop into the cafe at their leisure and speak informally to a wide range of professionals and discuss all aspects of memory problems and get signposted to relevant services.”

Among those present to offer help and advice are specialist doctors, memory service nurses, an advocacy worker, an occupational therapist as well as representatives from Alzheimer Scotland and Carers Together.

Hazel added: “The cafe also aims to raise awareness of dementia by helping to breakdown the negative stigma around the issue.

“There is a fantastic atmosphere at the cafe and the positive feedback we have received from users has exceeded our expectations.”

The Motherwell Dementia Cafe is open from 1pm to 4pm in Motherwell FC’s Centenary Suite on the first Friday of every month.

For more information on the cafe contact 01698 269649.