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Alzheimer Café to open in the River Café at the Marshes next week

Alzheimer Café to open in the River Café at the Marshes next week

The Alzheimer Café for people with dementia, their friends, families and carers will be opening at the River Café at the Marshes Shopping Centre next Wednesday September 18th from 4pm to 6pm.

Dr Atiqa Rafiq (Consultant Psychiatrist) and Dr Alberto Blanco (Psychologist) will present on the award-winning Memory Clinic in St Bridget’s Complex, Co Louth which won Midlands Louth Meath Community Healthcare Organisation, ‘Making a Difference Staff Awards 2019’ value improvement category. For information please contact the Dementia Adviser Maeve Montgomery at mmontgomery@alzheimer.ie or 087 748 9258

This event is open to everyone from people with dementia, to their carers, friends and family.

Alzheimer Cafes provide a warm and welcoming space for people with dementia, their family and friends and social and health care professionals to meet, exchange ideas and learnings.

The initiative is based on an international model and opens for a few hours on the same evening each month and some cafes run during the day.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and this is an opportunity to build understanding about a health issue that will affect more and more people as the years pass, while encouraging crucial efforts to support those already affected by dementia around the world. World Alzheimer’s Day is set to take place on Saturday September 21st.

Pictured above: Paul McLoughlin of the River Café in the Marshes

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