Vale of Glamorgan marks dementia awareness week

Dementia Action Week takes place from Monday 21 – Sunday 27 May, and aims to raise awareness of dementia as well as offering support to those affected, or to anyone who wants to learn more.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is hosting a series of free drop-in sessions, events and talks this week.

Barry’s Rondel House in Maes y Cwm St, is an adult day care centre which also supports families and carers, and is inviting people to join them for activities, refreshments and entertainment.

Mary, who regularly attends the session at Rondel House, said: “I used to work in the kitchen here; year ago, and now I come here every week. It is great to get out; I enjoy reading and creating art work here.”

Resource Centre Manager at Rondel House, Anne Lintern said: “We are here to support carers, as well as people with dementia. We are trying to be central to a dementia friendly community in Barry, as well as reaching out to a wider community of people as well.

“We work with a number of organisations, who support what we do. If we can help just one person, then it is worth it.”

A Dementia Awareness Roadshow is taking place in Barry Island, and Lesser Hall is Cowbridge is also holding a Memory jar event, which is a quiet place to talk for those with early stage dementia and their carers.

Take a look at the website for more information on Vale events to mark Dementia Action Week.

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