New service for people with dementia launching in Cranleigh

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A new day care and support service for people with dementia is being launched by Alzheimer’s Society in Cranleigh.

85 per cent of people with dementia say that they struggle with isolation, loneliness and depression.

Alzheimer’s Society day care and support services offer a variety of activities to promote physical and mental well being.

From reminiscence and music sessions to gentle exercises and arts and crafts; the day centre will offer a wide range of activities for people with dementia - all within a familiar and safe environment.

Jacqui Parfitt, Alzheimer’s Society Operations Manager for Surrey, said: ‘Being diagnosed with dementia can be a daunting and overwhelming experience but this service offers a calm, social environment in which people with dementia can take part in activities they enjoy and meet new people.

‘There are 2,036 people living with dementia in Waverley and with the right support people can live well with the condition.’

The Day Centre will take place every Monday starting on 6th July from 10am until 4pm at Rowleys Community Centre, Victoria Way, Cranleigh.

As well as day centres, Alzheimer’s Society in Waverley has a number of other services including a Dementia Café in Farnham and a peer support group in Haslemere.

To find out more about the day centres or other services visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/localinformation or contact the office on 01932 855615 or email surrey@alzheimers.org.uk

Report contributed by the Alzheimer’s Society.