New dementia services from Tavistock Memory Café

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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy
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It was a very dynamic time you all put on yesterday.  I was very impressed by the organisation and the wonderful volunteers you have. I learnt a lot from from you all.  What a worthwhile afternoon, both for me and everyone there.  You made me feel so welcome.Quote from a visitor

The first half hour…

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The start of a session always begins with a chance to chat to friends old and new over a plentiful supply of tea and cake.

The volunteers, who all wear blue polo shirts bearing the Café logo, circulate to ensure that everyone feels relaxed.

The remainder of the time…

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From 2.30 pm unless there is a special event, the carers have their own peer support session in a separate room. These sessions are led by a member of the group, our Carer Ambassador, or an experienced volunteer from the team, and allows the carers to share their concerns and exchange useful experiences - always in the strictest confidence.
On a regular basis, professionals will come and talk with the carers and give advice on various aspects of dementia support.

Meanwhile those who are living with dementia can take part in a variety of activities supported by our Memory Café Volunteers – All the activities are designed to be stimulating and above all fun.
Two or three times a year, everyone goes out together for an excursion, using minibuses from Tavistock Area Support Services.

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We have a new and extensive health information video library to browse through.

Useful tips and information on a variety of topics, which can be looked at in your own time…