Opening our doors to fighters of the dementia cause

Safe Haven Dementia Centre was delighted to have been chosen as the venue to hold a discussion with dementia sufferers and their carers about the ongoing struggles that they face when living with the illness.

The meeting, which took place on Tuesday 17th February 2015, was hosted by Gemma Workman, a Dementia-Friendly Community Manager at Buckinghamshire County Council, and Debi Game, of Suco.

Also present were three couples invited by Ann Whitely, of Carers Bucks, who took part in the discussions. Debi did a fine job of settling everybody in and, once the teas and coffees had been served, Gemma chaired the two-hour meeting.

The couples consisted of a dementia sufferer and carer, where each pair were at different stages of the illness, so they were able to give Gemma the perfect insight into the consequences and difficulties that can occur when living with dementia.

The main purpose of the meeting was to help people understand more about the everyday issues that sufferers and carers experience, and to link such people to the many services available throughout Buckinghamshire that can offer much-needed help and support.

The meeting was very successful, and it was followed by a home-cooked three-course lunch, which Safe Haven was very happy to lay on.

A wonderful day was had by all, and we look forward to inviting the couples back to attend future respite sessions and other special events.

For more information about how Safe Haven Dementia Centre might be able to help you and your loved ones, please call 01494 854 399 or email:

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