Dementia Awareness: Reaching Communities with the Alzheimer Café Isle of Wight


Short Title Alzheimer Café Isle of Wight
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation Alzheimer Café UK IOW Branch
Contact Name Maggie Bennett
Contact Email maggie.ihl@btconnect.com
Web Link http://goo.gl/5sgi2L
Sector Community
Region Isle of Wight
Postcode
Active Yes

IOW cafe started in April 2009. Meeting place, without need for appointment, to gain access to information about dementia topics. Monthly sessions, talks, interview, support workers, leaflets in all 6 cafes on the island.

Outcome

Now receive 200 visits per month. Wide range of people, not just people with dementia and carers. Education programmes supported other professionals, e.g.. Fire and police. Increase awareness, provide post-diagnostic support; education.


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