Dementia Café for the Black and Minority Ethnic Community
Dementia Cafes have been running within the Alzheimer’s Society for a number of years. Their aim is to provide a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment in which people affected by or concerned about dementia can meet with others in similar circumstances. It gives them an opportunity to discuss their concerns about the progression of the disease but also, very importantly, it gives them a chance to socialise in a space where their challenges are accepted and understood. Staff from the Alzheimer’s Society are always on hand to provide coffee, biscuits, information and support.
With the support of Diverse Cymru, the Alzheimer’s Society are establishing a new Dementia Café in Butetown, Cardiff. This will be a safe place for those in this community who are living with serious memory problems to meet others in a similar position and find out about other sources of support.
The café will particularly focus on the Black and Ethnic Minority Communities where the awareness of dementia and the importance of timely diagnosis may not be as strong as in other communities.
This café will be open to those who have a diagnosis of dementia and to those who may be getting concerned about their own memory or that of someone they know. It will also be open to health and social care professionals who may want to pick up information on dementia.
The Butetown Dementia Café is situated at the:
Butetown History & Arts Centre, 4 Dock Chambers, Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5EQ
If you would like more information on the café please contact the Cardiff and The Vale Alzheimer’s Society Helpline on 02920 434960