Opening of a new support café for dementia patients

Dementia support café has opened in the Shropshire countryside

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Age UK has many support groups for people with dementia in Shropshire

A new dementia support café has opened in rural Shropshire as part of the expanding Age UK services.

The company was started by Emma Wild, head of welfare services for Shropshire and Telford and the Wrekin chapter of the charity.

Sessions are held once a week at the Pavilion Community Hub and the library in the village of Pontesbury.

Ms Wild said the purpose of the Safe Space café was to “motivate and motivate” people with dementia.

“Motivation can go down once they are diagnosed with dementia,” she said.

Sessions moved to The Pavilion due to it having more outdoor space.

Wilde said the organization did not want to feel like it was “hiding dementia sufferers” in a closed room.

Each session begins with coffee, conversation and old photos for patients to remember, and Age UK hopes to open more pop-up cafes in cities like Market Drayton and Telford.

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