People with dementia attending the Alzheimer’s Society's Bluebell House day centre in Northallerton were visited by Richmond MP Rishi Sunak.
Bluebell House offers personalised care to people living with dementia and runs a wide range of activities and opportunities to socialise. Advice and support is available from Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support workers.
Mri Sunak MP said: “With a growing number of people living with dementia, it's more important than ever we all have a better understanding of the condition and that people know about the help and support that is available from organisations such as Alzheimer’s Society’.
“I can see that this day centre provides a great deal of support for those living with dementia and their carers, and I met some lovely people during my visit.”
There are currently around 2,322 people living with dementia in the NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG area.
Jane Shepherd, day centre support manager, said: “We were delighted to have Rishi visit us to find out about our work. He had a great rapport with the members attending the centre.”
Gayle Browne, Operations Manager for Alzheimer's Society in North Yorkshire said: “Alzheimer’s Society’s Bluebell House day centre is just one of the services we provide that really help to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.
“They give people with the condition and their carers the opportunity to socialise with others in similar situations and receive vital support. They are also a great source of information and guidance which can help people to live well with the condition.”
As well as Bluebell House, Alzheimer’s Society in Hambleton and Richmondshire has a number of other services to support people with dementia. To find out more telephone 01748 825817 or visit alzheimers.org.uk/localinformation