Decaf and Forget Me Not are free drop in groups that offer vital support to people with dementia and their carers. Come and see us, make new friends and enjoy tea and cake over games and conversation.
How The Bridge Project can help
We hold two free support groups at The Bridge Project café in Gainsborough Street for people with dementia and their carers.
Decaf runs every Monday between 11am and 3pm.
Forget Me Not runs on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, between 2pm and 4pm.
What do we do?
Our free groups aim to offer people affected by dementia the chance to meet others in a similar situation, make friends and socialise.
It has been proven that the more mental stimulation someone with dementia has, the slower the dementia progresses. Our games, which include musical bingo, quizzes, word searches, do just that. We even have issues of the Radio Times from the 1970s which have already got visitors talking, remembering and engaging with those around them.
Above all, Decaf and Forget me Not are about having fun so drop in, play some games, read a magazine or just relax and enjoy the delicious tea and cake here in our café. There’s no need to book. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Useful links: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk
What is dementia?
The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. The specific symptoms that someone with dementia experiences will depend on the parts of the brain that are damaged and the disease that is causing the dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, but not the only one. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. By 2051 it is estimated 2 million people in the UK will have some form of dementia.