A Glasgow care home is hosting a Dementia Support Café for Dementia Awareness Week [15-21 May] and is inviting members of the local community to join them.
Bupa’s Rodgerpark Care Home, on Rodger Drive, is welcoming locals to come along this Tuesday [16 May] from 2.00pm to 4.00pm for coffee, cake and conversations.
The afternoon offers a comfortable space for those who want to meet, chat and share with others whose lives have been affected by dementia.
Dementia care specialists and Bupa’s Admiral Nurses will also be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions.
Sandra Mackay, Resident Experience Manager at Bupa’s Rodgerpark Care Home, said: “We’re offering a relaxed and informal space for those living with dementia, their friends, family and carers to drop in and have a chat over some coffee and cake.
“Giving our residents and visitors this time in which they can share their experiences and stories with each other is invaluable and something which we’ve found to be hugely beneficial for everyone involved.
“Our specialists will also be on hand to answer any questions people may have and to offer their support and advice.
“At Bupa, we always strive to provide activities that enhance and enrich the lives of our residents and their families, and the dementia cafe is just one way in which we look to achieve this.”
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses developed by the charity Dementia UK who support families and work across the health and social care system, to ensure the needs of people with dementia are addressed in a co-ordinated way. This helps to reduce contact time with GPs and social workers, and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.
Those living in the Rutherglen area and beyond are encouraged to get involved by visiting Rodgerpark Care Home, 10 Rodger Drive, Rutherglen from 2.00pm to 4.00pm on Tuesday 16 May. Those interested can call 0141 530 3964 for further information, or turn up on the day.