Alzheimers cafe

chick1962

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Apr 3, 2014
11,282
near Folkestone
John and I went for the first time to the local AD cafe. We were a bit apprehensive but it turned out lovely . Only a small group of about 10 ppl but lots of laughter and banter! We really enjoyed it and will certainly be back for the next one :)


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BeckyJan

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Nov 28, 2005
18,972
Derbyshire
That is good news. We also found the AS cafes very helpful and made good friends there. As a carer I benefitted from the many hints and tips we exchanged, much like TP!
 

Izzy

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Aug 31, 2003
60,489
Dundee
That's good news chick. We were at one today as well. Busier than yours but the same re laughs and chat.
 

Izzy

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Aug 31, 2003
60,489
Dundee
I think you can relax totally as no explanations needed, just a common experience.
 

Beate

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May 21, 2014
11,839
London
That's quite a small group! Here the Thursday Coffee Club and Singing for the Brain is attended by at least 30 people, but that's inner London of course. Did you have any activities going on?
 

chick1962

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Apr 3, 2014
11,282
near Folkestone
That's quite a small group! Here the Thursday Coffee Club and Singing for the Brain is attended by at least 30 people, but that's inner London of course. Did you have any activities going on?
Yes, they had 2 gents from the day centre there offering support and advice. The town where we live is only a very small one and the cafe is fairly new so it probably takes a bit of time for the group to grow. It essentially bad though and we enjoyed it xx


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marionq

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Apr 24, 2013
6,012
Scotland
That's great and I hope will encourage other readers to try these groups. I couldn't have managed without them. John enjoys the socialising and I enjoy chatting to new people who talk sense!
 

chick1962

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Apr 3, 2014
11,282
near Folkestone
Yes, they had 2 gents from the day centre there offering support and advice. The town where we live is only a very small one and the cafe is fairly new so it probably takes a bit of time for the group to grow. It essentially bad though and we enjoyed it xx


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don't know what happened there ??? Mend to say it is not bad there instead of essentially !!! Silly phone lol


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pamann

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Oct 28, 2013
2,635
Kent
Well done chick so pleased you are feeling so much better, l will have to try the AD club we have one only walking distance 1/4 mile, hubby said he didn't want to go but if l just take him he won't know where he is going, maybe he will enjoy it l will try. ♡♡♡
 

chick1962

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Apr 3, 2014
11,282
near Folkestone
Well done chick so pleased you are feeling so much better, l will have to try the AD club we have one only walking distance 1/4 mile, hubby said he didn't want to go but if l just take him he won't know where he is going, maybe he will enjoy it l will try. ♡♡♡
John used to be the same but I have asked him to just this once to give it a go and he enjoyed it it has been quite a while since I ve seen john so relaxed in company xxx


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pamann

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Oct 28, 2013
2,635
Kent
Thank you for your reply, we do play bowls 3 days a week, but today was so bad hubby can't play anymore as he has completely lost it. I will miss it as it is so sociable. The Ad cafe is twice a month, but he can go tues and thurs every week, but they are all ederly ladies doing craft , don't think that will go down very well, will give it a try!!!! ♡♡♡
 

chick1962

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Apr 3, 2014
11,282
near Folkestone
Thank you for your reply, we do play bowls 3 days a week, but today was so bad hubby can't play anymore as he has completely lost it. I will miss it as it is so sociable. The Ad cafe is twice a month, but he can go tues and thurs every week, but they are all ederly ladies doing craft , don't think that will go down very well, will give it a try!!!! ♡♡♡
Ours is too second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Don't know about crafts we just talked about anything gardening, animals , bikes and so on. There's a quiz night in the day centre and we decided to go as a team it's not a day care centre so should be fun xxx


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Yanni

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Jul 2, 2013
53
Emsworth, Hants
We go regularly to the local Memory Café and it has been a lifesaver - for me at least. Ken claims he doesn't enjoy it but as he doesn't remember much about it, I take that with a pinch of salt as he makes no objections to going. The "Cared For" have an activity and the carers sometimes have speakers and sometimes we just talk amongst ourselves. It's such a relief that other people are in the same situation and understand the weird behaviour and I don't have to explain or apologise for it. The rest of the time it can feel like we've entered another dimension, the dimension of the demented, where we are invisible.