Dementia café’s never ending story
A dementia café in Buckley hosted a Buckley Dementia Friendly Buckley funded
project at their monthly meeting recently.
The intergenerational project run by RMD - Memory Matters delivers a “Never
Ending Story”, using imagination and reminiscence and works with people living
with dementia, their carers and school children.
Donna Redgrave from RMD - Memory Matters, who has been working with students
from Southdowns School in Buckley, said:
“This is the fourth school we have worked with in Flintshire on this project.
RMD – Memory Matters believes that the arts can significantly help everyone
affected by dementia to live well. They can also be a vehicle to enhance
peoples’ awareness and understanding of the condition and bring communities
together. We offer a range of creative services, training and support, for
people living with dementia, their carers and the wider community.
“Pupils, teachers and support staff at Southdowns have completed a “Dementia
Friends” session which introduces them to the challenges of living with
dementia. Following this, a group of students work with me on a “Never Ending
Dementia Cafés provide a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for
people with dementia and their carers to socialise.
As well offering a range of fun and engaging activities, Dementia Cafés give
both carers and people with dementia a chance to get information and advice and
talk to others with similar problems.
For more information about the café, please contact Luke Pickering-Jones at
Flintshire County Council on 01352 702655.