Service for people with dementia

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A new service has been launched, offering people living with mild to moderate dementia a chance to enhance their thinking skills.

The year-long Living Well scheme is running weekly sessions in Cramlington, as well as Alnwick and Berwick, where service users and their carers can take part in a range of activities that promote good physical health and mental wellbeing.

People will also be offered some cognitive stimulation therapy – a discussion group session recommended for people with mild or moderate dementia.

The scheme is being run by the charity Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) and funded by the Ballinger Charitable Trust. RVS is now looking for people to attend and is also appealing for volunteers to provide support at the sessions and help with transport.

Roz Tinlin, RVS operations manager, said: “This is set to be an amazing service and it will make a real difference to the lives of people living with mild to moderate dementia and their carers across Northumberland.”

Living Well sessions cost £10 per week (including refreshments and a light lunch) and are held on Thursdays at the Northburn Sports and Community Centre in Cramlington.

For details, contact Helen Staig on 07525 902269 or email helen.staig@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk