Nearly half of our patients over 75 have dementia, which is double the national average and that figure is set to rise. We have recently agreed the first Dementia Strategy for Kingston and are completely rethinking the way we care for patients with dementia.
The Memory Cafe are now back up and running every Tuesday in the activity room on Derwent Ward between 2-4pm. People living with dementia and their carers are welcome and there is support and advice available for carers from our dementia support worker from the Alzheimer’s Society and Kingston carers network. The memory cafe runs in conjuction/with the support of homeinstead.