10 Aug 2022

New Dementia Café to launch in Magherafelt today

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People living with Dementia in Northern Ireland are to benefit from a new Dementia Café which will take place monthly at ‘Lifestyle Care Home’, at Milesian Manor in Magherafelt. In partnership with Dementia NI and the Mid-Ulster Council, the café is launching today (Thursday) ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day tomorrow (Friday, September 21). This unique offering will provide support and education to families and carers who are caring for those living in the community with Dementia. Expert nursing staff from Milesian Manor and Dementia NI representatives will be on-hand to help raise awareness, explain signs and symptoms, whilst Dementia NI members will share their first-hand experience about what it is like to live with the condition and how the local community can help. Around 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK. Latest figures from the Alzheimer's Society show that nearly 20,000 of these live in Northern Ireland. Across the UK, the vast majority (almost 95%) of those living with dementia are over the age of 65.6 there are, however, 42,325 people under 65 who have dementia.

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