Church to host dementia cafe
A cafe specifically for people with dementia and their carers is to open at the new Baptist Church at Quoys, Lerwick, tomorrow.
The drop-in cafe will open on alternate Thursdays between 10am and noon, and all are welcome, said local dementia adviser Ann Williamson of Alzheimer Scotland.
Besides tea, coffee and homebakes, the cafe will offer information for anyone wanting to know more about dementia. Specialist staff will be there and Ms Williamson will also be on hand to speak to people.
Ms Williamson said: “It’s an informal way of providing support for people with dementia and their carers. It is about social inclusion. People with dementia can become less socially active and by coming to the cafe they can continue to have a social life. It’s about combating exclusion.”
The cafe will operate on a three-month trial period to find out if there is a demand locally.