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What is a Memory Café?

Memory Cafés are being set up across the UK. The Sid Valley Memory Café was started in 2010 for people in the local area.

We provide an informal, social venue where you can go for advice and support if you or someone you know is suffering the challenges of memory loss, or is newly diagnosed with some sort of dementia.

Studies have shown that by sharing information and knowledge carers are better able to understand and support the person who is undergoing memory problems.

The Memory Café aims to provide a social space for people in this situation. It is run by a team of volunteers, many of whom have specific experience obtained either during their working years or via training since the café has started.

As it is a Sidmouth community project the café is supported by many associations in the town. Members of our local Community Health team call into the meetings and are available for confidential professional advice.

Between us our team has a wealth of experience and knowledge about memory problems and dementia and the support available.

Most importantly we all share the desire to offer a place where people can come and discuss their concerns with others in a similar situation, and where people living with dementia can join in a range of beneficial and enjoyable activities.

To find out more about what we offer and the events and activities we have coming up, click here.