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Club of Royston
President: Martin Berry

Royston Rotary Memory Cafe - Leader David Izod

With

ageing

demographics

in

the

developed

world,

there

is

an

increasing

number

of

people

with

memory

difficulties

and

greater

pressure

on

their

carers.

What

is

needed

is

welcoming

support

and

respite

to

both,

within

our

community,

understanding of their difficulties.

The

concept

of

the

Memory

Café

has

been

around

since

the

late

1990’s

and

has

developed

in

Europe,

Australia

and

the

USA.

It

provides

a

place

where

any

member

of

the

public,

who

feel

that

they,

or

a

person

they

know,

and

may

have

a

short-term

memory

problem,

can

drop

in

without

any

appointment

and

talk

to

a

volunteer.

We

aim

to

provide

strong

levels

of

stimulation

for

our

guests

and

an

opportunity

for

carers

to

exchange

experiences

and

information.

We

encourage

peer

interaction

and

social

contact

with

fun,

games,

singing,

current

topics

of

interest

so

that

friendships

can

develop.

This

informal

setting

provides

emotional

support

and

also

reduces

the

isolation

felt

by

people with dementia, their carers and families.

We

are

committed

to

achieving

the

best

quality

of

life

for

our

guests.

We

want

to

enable

people

with

dementia

to

maintain

the

maximum

possible

level

of

independence

to

remain

in

their

home

environment.

Just

as

importantly

we

try to provide help and comfort to their carers.

Typically

we

will

have

tea,

coffee,

biscuits

and

a

chat

followed

by

something

of

interest

such

as

Lotto,

songs

from

the

musicals,

reminiscence

boxes,

poems,

flower

arranging,

arts

and

crafts.

We

have

been

entertained

by

the

Hand

Bell

Ringers,

the

U3A

Ukulele

Band,

Wimpole

Home

Farm.

and

visits

from

Spider

the

Caring

Dog.

We

are

grateful

for

support from the loocal community and Tesco who have provided time, money and resources to the Cafe.

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