The aim of the club is to provide a safe place for people living with dementia and their support network. The Afternoon Tea Club has teamed up with Graces Bakery to provide an afternoon tea experience with scones, jam, clotted cream and sandwiches, plus hot and cold drinks.
A little light entertainment is available in each session, and information leaflets on dementia are also provided.
This is a non-profit event with any remaining proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain. Each type of dementia stops a person’s brain cells (neurones) working properly in specific areas, affecting their ability to remember, think and speak.
Doctors typically use the word ‘’dementia’’ to describe common symptoms – such as memory loss, confusion, and problems with speech and understanding – that get worse over time. Dementia can affect a person at any age but it’s more common in people over the age of 65. There are over 200 subtypes of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and mixed dementia.
There are currently an estimated 2,655 people over the age of 65 living with dementia on the Island, and – due to our ageing population and increasing life expectancy – this number is estimated to increase to 3,920 by 2030.
The Dementia Afternoon Tea Club has been founded and run by the team at Right at Home Isle of Wight, based in Bembridge.
Each session is £5 per person. Anyone wishing to attend should phone 01983 218318 to confirm a place and help pre-order the right amount of food to cover the event.
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