Members of the community living with dementia were invited along to a useful information session at HC-One’s Quarry Hall care home’s dementia café recently.
The event was the second to be held since the café’s launch in September and featured talks from Cardiff and Vale UHB Mental Health Rehabilitation Nurses, Emma and Candace.
Dementia cafés are run across the UK and provide a safe haven for people living with dementia and their families to come together, exchange stories and offer support and advice to one another. Quarry Hall’s dementia café is held the second Wednesday of every month.
Sadie Hunt, HC-One Quarry Hall Care Home Manager, commented: “Many people who have found themselves to have become a carer can feel isolated and alone when their loved one is diagnosed with dementia. We want to guide them through this difficult process and provide them with a support network that they can turn to when they need help and advice.
“The dementia café has already been a huge success. We are committed to continuing the events and providing a place of refuge where people can go to de-stress and meet like-minded people.”
Located in St Mellons, Quarry Hall offers residential dementia and nursing dementia care to elderly ladies and gentlemen. Residents are encouraged to take an active role in community life and participate in day trips and outings to areas of local interest.