New cafe for dementia sufferers set to open in Diss, Norfolk

A cafe is set to open in Diss to help dementia sufferers meet others in a similar situation.

The Alzheimer's Society is launching the Dementia Caf� for people with dementia and their carers, funded by a grant from Norfolk Community Foundation, at the United Reformed Church in Mere Street, Diss between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on March 20.

Alex Ivey, locality manager for Alzheimer's Society in Norfolk, said: 'The new Diss caf� will be a great way for people with dementia and their carers to meet others in a similar situation and take part in fun activities. It will be run by Alzheimer's Society staff and volunteers and will give people access to support and advice. There will also be useful talks from professionals.'

The caf� will be held at the same time and place on the third Tuesday of the month.

Drop in or call dementia support manager Joanne Mountjoy-Dixon 01842 824636.

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The launch of the Diss group comes shortly after a similar group started in Watton.

To volunteer at an Alzheimer's Society Dementia Caf�, phone 01603 763517 or e-mail

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The Alzheimer's Society provides support and research for people living with dementia, their families and carers. For more information, phone 01603 763517.

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