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
Web Link
Sector Community
Region Isle of Wight
Postcode PO301EQ PO317QY PO333BG PO368ET PO381SX PO390HE
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.


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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