Alzheimer Cafe (Farnborough Branch) UK
Where: St Peter’s Parish Centre, Church Avenue, Farnborough GU14 7AP
When: the third Friday of every month (except August) from 7.00 to 9.00 pm
The Alzheimer Café in Farnborough is the flagship Café for the independent charity Alzheimer Café UK (CIO). It opened in 2000 and follows the model that clinical psychologist, Dr Bere Miesen, started in the Netherlands in 1997.
The Café is facilitated by professionals and volunteers. Entry and refreshments are free, and there is no need to be referred or book – just turn up.
What is an Alzheimer Café?: An Alzheimer Café (AC) is a form of post-diagnostic, ongoing, group support for people with dementia and their families and friends. It is held monthly, and welcomes people with dementia with their carers, health and care professionals and any others interested in dementia. ACs take the form of a social gathering in a café-like setting. Their purpose is to provide psychological education about dementia in a setting that creates opportunities for people to stay connected with each other. They aim to prevent social isolation and stimulate discussion about the emotional aspects of having or caring for someone with dementia, in order to help de-stigmatise dementia.
Phone 07938 175002 (answerphone)
Registered Charity number: 1165335