New cafe to deal with dementia

Alzheimer Scotland
Alzheimer Scotland

Those with dementia and their relatives and carers are being invited to a drop-in cafe recently launched in Viewpark.

The facility, which runs from the View Cafe on Old Edinburgh Road on the second Thursday of each month, aims to offer a range of information and support.

Dementia advisor Lorna Hart of Alzheimer Scotland, said: “Alzheimer Scotland strives to ensure no one goes through dementia alone.

“With this as our main objective as well as having our Lanarkshire Dementia Resource Centre based in Dalziel Street, Motherwell, we also need to ensure that we are reaching out into the local communities to help support people who either have a diagnosis, are worried about their memory or who are in a caring role.

“In North Lanarkshire there are over 4,500 people with a diagnosis of dementia and over 2,000 carers, they will all need some kind of support in the future as well as their families.

“With this new service in Viewpark people can receive the right information at the right time for them within a friendly environment.

“This in turn will increase awareness of dementia helping us reduce stigma.

“Working in partnership with North Lanarkshire CarersTogether we can ensure that we can offer a whole range of information, advice and support allowing us to signpost on to a variety of organisations.”

The cafe is available from noon until 2pm.