This article is published in today's Leicester Mercury:
Memory cafe launched to help Alzheimer's patients
A "memory cafe" for dementia sufferers and their carers has been launched to mark national Dementia Awareness Week.
The cafe, at Eyres Monsell Community Centre, Leicester, provides a place for people to discuss dementia issues and get peer support and professional advice.
City mayor Peter Soulsby attended the launch.
The cafe will be held every fourth Friday of the month and is the first of seven planned across the city.
Future venues include the African Caribbean Centre, in Highfields, and New Parks Community Centre.
For more information, call 0116 231 1114, or e-mail: Joanne.Truscott@ alzheimers.org.uk
In the photo: City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby with service user Julia Foster (left) and Dianne Smith, Locality Manager for the Alzheimer's Society.
Not trying to hitch a ride on someone else's coat tails, but the Council of Faiths was one of the city VCS organisations specifically asked to support this event. Our Chair, Assistant Mayor Cllr Manjula Sood (who holds the Cabinet portfolio for Adult Health and Social Care) attended. This launch event was on the afternoon of Friday 25 May - a busy day for us, as the Council of Faiths was also represented at Time to Shine at Leicester Racecourse and at the Child Poverty Conference at De Montfort Univsrsity.