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Dementia café’s never ending story

Published: 08/05/2017

A dementia café in Buckley hosted a Buckley Dementia Friendly Buckley funded project at their monthly meeting recently. The intergenerational project run by RMD - Memory Matters delivers a “Never Ending Story”, using imagination and reminiscence and works with people living with dementia, their carers and school children. Donna Redgrave from RMD - Memory Matters, who has been working with students from Southdowns School in Buckley, said: “This is the fourth school we have worked with in Flintshire on this project. RMD – Memory Matters believes that the arts can significantly help everyone affected by dementia to live well. They can also be a vehicle to enhance peoples’ awareness and understanding of the condition and bring communities together. We offer a range of creative services, training and support, for people living with dementia, their carers and the wider community. “Pupils, teachers and support staff at Southdowns have completed a “Dementia Friends” session which introduces them to the challenges of living with dementia. Following this, a group of students work with me on a “Never Ending Story” session.” Dementia Cafés provide a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for people with dementia and their carers to socialise. As well offering a range of fun and engaging activities, Dementia Cafés give both carers and people with dementia a chance to get information and advice and talk to others with similar problems. For more information about the café, please contact Luke Pickering-Jones at Flintshire County Council on 01352 702655.