The British Prime Minister has opened a Dementia Café at Middleton Grange Care Home in Hailey, Oxfordshire (see coverage here also). The Prime Minister has sent out a powerful message of support for people with Dementia. Dementia Cafés operate throughout the UK and offer a number of invaluable services for people with Dementia and their carers including advice and support. Dementia Cafés are derived from the concept of Alzheimer Cafés which were pioneered by Dutch Psychologist Dr Bère Miesen in 1997. Alzheimer’s Disease is one of many forms of Dementia although Dr Mieson intended the Alzheimer Cafe for people with all forms of Dementia. People also refer to Memory Cafés and there is already an online UK directory of Memory and Alzheimer Cafés.
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