Support for people living with dementia at special cafe events in Bearsden

Creatas De Caf� Coffee Afternoon to support Dementia Awareness week. ( No Councillor He called off )'George Nevay is served A cuppa by Staff.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 6th June 2013.
Creatas De Caf� Coffee Afternoon to support Dementia Awareness week. ( No Councillor He called off )'George Nevay is served A cuppa by Staff.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 6th June 2013.

A coffee afternoon in Bearsden Baptist Church for people who are living with dementia and memory loss was well attended recently.

The De Cafe event, organised by Ceartas, a charity which provides independent advocacy for adults including people with dementia in East Dunbartonshire, was held during Dementia Awareness Week.

De Cafe is a group for anyone living with, or concerned about dementia or memory loss. They hold regular coffee afternoons in Kirkintilloch and Bearsden Baptist churches to raise awareness of dementia and the wealth of support which is available to dementia sufferers and their carers.

Councillor Michael O’Donnell, convenor of East Dunbartonshire Council’s social work, said: “De Café is a brilliant support group for people to meet up, share stories and experiences in an informal, friendly environment.

“It’s also a very practical way of accessing information from Ceartas and other organisations, as well as the latest news and developments taking place in dementia. If people think they could benefit from the group, I’d encourage them to drop by, it really is very warm and welcoming – and the coffee isn’t bad either.”

The organisers hope that more people will go along to De Café’s monthly meetings at the cafés in Kirkintilloch Baptist Church and Oakburn Park Day Care Centre, Milngavie.

For more information call Ceartas on 0141 775 0433 or visit their website www.ceartas.org.uk