The spirit of Christmas was alive at the Hunstanton Dementia Café when Henry Bellingham, MP for North West Norfolk, came to visit.
People with dementia and their carers were pleased to have the opportunity to talk to their local MP about how the monthly Dementia Café at the Avenue Road Community Centre makes a difference to their lives.
Mr Bellingham said: ‘Visiting the Hunstanton Dementia Café was a truly uplifting experience. I had the opportunity to see for myself the excellent commitment and passion on the part of both principal carers and the staff and volunteers at Alzheimer’s Society. The message I came away with was a very strong one. Just because someone is diagnosed with this condition doesn’t mean they cannot continue to have an interesting and fulfilling life.’
Catherine Moorhouse, Dementia Café coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Society said: ‘We were absolutely delighted that Henry was able to visit us today. We had a really good turnout and people said how pleased they were that he took the time to chat to everyone. He was interested to find out how our Dementia Cafés can help to support people with dementia, their carers and their families.’
Alzheimer’s Society runs two Dementia Cafés in North West Norfolk, Hunstanton and Lynn.
The Hunstanton café runs on the third Monday of each month from 10am-12pm and takes place at the Community Centre, Avenue Road. The Kings Lynn café runs on the first Friday of each month from 10am-12pm and takes place at the Methodist Church Rooms, London Road, Kings Lynn. New members are always welcome. Call 01603 763 556.