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Memory Cafes being built to help those with dementia

Photo: Trafford Housing Trust

To support people living with dementia, Memory Cafés are being built across Trafford as a welcoming space for people living the condition, their families and caregivers to meet and take time out in a relaxed and informal setting.

The first Memory Café will be at sheltered housing scheme, Manor Court in Sale. There are plans to roll out five more Memory Cafés across Trafford over the next 12 months.

The Memory Cafés will hold fortnightly events with activities, including music sessions, games, photo sharing and memory boxes which use familiar items to stimulate conversations, such as photographs, jewellery or possessions from a bygone era.

Trafford Housing Trust are also working with specialist dementia organisations and Alzheimer’s ambassadors to come along to the events and offer information about their services and support available.

Rebecca Trower who is a dementia support worker for Alzheimer's Society says:

Memory Cafés can really help to improve people’s quality of life and give people with dementia and their carers the opportunity to socialise with others in similar situations and receive vital support. They’re also a great source of information and guidance which can help people to live well with the condition.

– Rebecca Trower
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