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Dementia Friendly Town

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Harpenden Town Council has committed to making Harpenden a Dementia Friendly Town, a place where those living with dementia are understood, respected and included. 

Dementia is a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving, perception or language, and affects daily life. Dementia is challenging for both people with the condition and their carers, but it is possible to live well with dementia.

What would you do if somebody approached you and indicated they were lost or confused?

Please take a look at this article from the Alzheimer’s Society which provides helpful information and suggestions for approaching somebody who may be living with dementia. 

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Memory Lane Café - supporting people living with dementia in Harpenden

Every Monday 2-3.30pm

The Harpenden Memory Lane Café is open every Monday from 2-3.30pm (with the exception of Bank Holidays) at The Salvation Army on Leyton Green in Harpenden.

The Memory Lane Café has been set up to support those living with dementia and their families. Part of wider initiatives helping Harpenden to become a more dementia friendly town, the café offers a welcoming and understanding environment to enjoy tea and cakes in a relaxed, local setting. Refreshments are served alongside a varied programme of activities and entertainment, and the opportunity to get help and advice from external groups such as Citizen Advice.

The Café is organised through a partnership between Harpenden Town Council, The Salvation Army and The Harpenden Trust’s Wellbeing Hub and is an opportunity for anyone living with dementia, and their loved ones, to enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake with a range of activities to participate in should they wish to.

Dementia Action Week 16-22nd May 2022

During Dementia Action Week, Harpenden Town Council has organised special activities which we hope will be of interest to those affected by dementia.

Dementia Action week

Click here to read about Coronavirus support for those living with Dementia 

Click here to read more about other groups and resources.

Harpenden Town Council welcomes suggestions and comments from residents regarding Dementia Friendly activities and events.

To get in touch please email harpenden.town.council@harpenden.gov.uk or call 01582 768278. We also invite you to regularly revisit our website and follow our social media channels for updates.

Last updated about 2 months ago