New dementia support café launching at NDDH

A dementia support café is launching at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) next week to support people living with dementia and those who care for them.

The café will offer a place where people living with dementia, their carers and relatives can socialise with others in similar circumstances, and learn more about dementia and the local services available.

The first café will run on Wednesday 15 August from 2pm-4pm in the Raleigh Galley Restaurant, Level 0, at NDDH. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided and people can drop in at any time.

Angela Walter, Admiral nurse, with some of our volunteers

The café is being set up by Angela Walter, the first hospital-based Admiral nurse in Devon.

Admiral nurses provide expert practical, clinical and emotional support to people living with dementia and their carers and families.

Angela said: “Our dementia support café will be a safe, social and welcoming environment where people living with dementia and those who care for them can talk to others with a shared understanding and shared experiences.

“Everyone is welcome – come and have some tea, cake and a chat, if you like! We will also have information to take away about services that can help.”

The cafés will continue to be held in the Raleigh Galley Restaurant at NDDH on the first Wednesday of every month from 2pm-4pm and the third Wednesday of every month from 4pm-6pm.

For more information, please contact Angela Walter by email at angelawalter@nhs.net or call her on 01271 313998.

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Last updated: August 7, 2018