The Mayor of Boston was among the guests at the launch of Alzheimer’s Society’s new dementia support group for Boston.
Councillor Alison Austin gave a short talk about dementia and said how pleased she was that the group had started.
Around 45 people attended, including people with dementia, carers, dignitaries and volunteers from Alzheimer’s Society.
The Dementia Café will meet at Len Medlock Centre on St Georges Road on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 10am to noon.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Cafes are free to attend and provide people with dementia and carers a platform to try out activities and talk openly about living with dementia.
There are thought to be almost 1,000 people living with dementia in Boston, including Andy Martin – who attended the launch with his wife Marti.
She said: “It is literally a support group because we can talk to other people about what we are going through, even if that is little things, like they can’t go to sleep.
“When he first got it I felt I was on my own until I realised there were other people going through it – but you don’t have to go through it on your own.”
For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering at the new group, call 01522 692681.