All Year

North Church

209 High Street
Perth,
Perth and Kinross,
PH1 5PB, Scotland
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Perth Dementia Cafe

The Dementia Cafe is a monthly gathering where people with dementia, their family, caregivers and friends can be together in a safe, welcoming environment, in the company of other caregivers. 

This is a group for people who are able to attend safely on their own, or who are accompanied by someone to support them. 

Volunteers and health and social care professionals are available for the purpose of emotional support, advice/guidance and opportunities for social interaction.

They have developed a new and innovative approach to dementia care. Their view is simple - the person with dementia has a right to continue living life as they have always done... for as long as possible. 

The Dementia cafe offers:

  • People living with dementia and their carers an opportunity to spend quality time together and with other people in similar circumstances to their own;
  • acceptance and recognition of the difficulties that dementia poses for people;
  • a therapeutic (in the widest sense) culture in which people can talk openly about their problems should they wish to do so;
  • reduced social isolation for people with dementia, their carers and families;
  • peer support and relationship-building between people who attend the cafe
  • information about dementia, ways of managing and coping with it and wider support available to people by services in the community. 

The Dementia cafe is held on the first Wednesday of the month at North Church Hall, High Street, Perth 10.00 - 12.30pm

For further information please contact:

  • Any Bennett, Carer Support SCO - 01738 474566, ABennett@pkc.gov.uk 
  • Shona Burton, Community Mental Health Nurse - 01738 414564
  • Diane McLellan, Social Work Assistant - 01738 47683

Click here to download the leaflet

Last Modified: 13 August 2018