Alzheimer’s Society launches café support groups for people with dementia in Norwich

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New support groups for people with dementia are being launched by Alzheimer's Society in Norwich.

The new dementia cafés will provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to socialise and get face to face support, creating a platform for them to talk openly about living with dementia within a relaxed and informal environment.

The groups will also hear from a variety of guest speakers, including health and social care professionals and representatives from the local community, about topics and services relevant to them.

Laura Meadowcroft, operations manager for Alzheimer's Society in Norfolk and Suffolk Locality, said: 'Alzheimer's Society's dementia cafés can really help improve people's quality of life.

'They're also a great source of information and guidance which can help people to live well with the condition.


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'There are 14,780 people with dementia living in Norfolk. With the right support people can live well with the condition for a number of years.'

The Riverside Norwich Dementia Café will run on the Second Tuesday of each month from 10am to noon at the Riverside Leisure Centre, Wherry Road, Norwich, NR1 1WX. This is a free service. Free parking and refreshments are available

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The South Norwich Dementia Café will run on the first Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm at the Harford Hill Centre, Ipswich Road Community Hub, 120 Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6QS. Free parking and refreshments are available.

The Norwich City Centre Dementia Café will run on the third Friday of each month from 10am to noon at Chapelfield Methodist Church, Chapel Field Road, Norwich, NR2 1SD. This is a free service. There is no parking available on this site however there are various car parks in the city centre. As well as dementia cafés, Alzheimer's Society in Norfolk runs a number of services including carers groups and combined groups.

• For more information about when the dementia cafés will run visit www.eveningnews24.co.uk.

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