A CAFE for people suffering from dementia to socialise together, has been started by a Conwy councillor.

The cafe will be held on the first Monday of every month at All Saints Church, Deganwy thanks to an initiative by Cllr Julie Fallon. The first session was held on St David’s Day.

She said: “I decided to set up the Dementia Café believing it would be a great opportunity for people living dementia and their loved ones to meet other people in similar circumstances and share their experiences. At the same time also having the opportunity to chat to professionals in a friendly informal setting.

“I am hoping the monthly Dementia Café will be a really positive support for anyone living with dementia and for their loved ones, reducing isolation and giving them a sense of belonging.

“I launched the first Deganwy Dementia Café with the help of some wonderful people, including Pat Chapman the church warden, and her husband, Bill Chapman, The mayor of Conwy, who also came along to give his support.

Julie added: “It was very emotional to see so many people there. I really believe the more people have the opportunity to discuss dementia, the easier it will be for people who live with it.

“We were joined by some great people who have a wealth of knowledge and who can gave support. We also just had a really lovely time chatting, eating yummy cake and getting to know each other.

The Deganwy dementia café will run on the first Monday of every month from 10:30-12:30. The next one will be on Monday April 2, which is Easter Monday. It is free to attend and anyone living with dementia, or having a loved one or friend living with dementia or have an interest in the issue, is welcome.

For further information please contact Cllr Julie Fallon, tel: 07860232641 or 01492592478, or email: cllr.julie.fallon@conwy.gov.uk