It may surprise you to know that Willow Wood has a growing dementia service focusing on end-of-life care for dementia patients in their own home, and giving support to their carers.

One well-loved extension of this service is our twice monthly dementia café, where patients and carers alike meet to socialise and have fun in a warm and friendly atmosphere.  The cafes, held on the second and fourth Friday of each month, have a planned activity or theme which over the next few months will include a garden party, a sing along, and craft sessions.  There’ll be ‘Play Your Cards Right’ and other games from the golden era of TV game shows, this coming Friday 26 May.

Nic, Willow Wood’s dementia nurse

Of course, our specialist dementia nurse Nic Lavery and her knowledgeable team are always on hand to offer any advice or support needed, and carers could even take advantage of the secure environment to have a relaxing session of reflexology or aromatherapy with one of our qualified therapists.

Nic said, “If you’re caring for someone with dementia please feel free to drop in.  The café is open from 1-3pm and it’s not just for existing patients, it’s open to everyone.  Like all our services it’s free of charge, and we’d look forward to welcoming you and offering any support we can.

“And if you just want to relax and enjoy some quality time together in a warm and sociable atmosphere, then join us for a nice cup of tea, a piece of cake or scone.  You’ll be with people who understand what you’re going through and who will become new friends.  It’s a great way to unwind.”

To check the dates for the dementia café, or to find out more about Willow Wood’s dementia service, just go to www.willowwood.info.  

If you feel that you, or a loved one could benefit from this service please contact Nic by ringing 0161 330 1100.