Collaborative support for people in hospital through Memory Cafe pop ups on the ward

The Memory Cafe collaboration popup continued today at Western Isles Hospital. People were enjoying the support of OT and Senior Nursing staff, together with domestic and nursing staff and DFC project staff to collaborate with Alzheimer Scotland staff on these sessions on the ward. 

The idea is to relieve boredom and loneliness, to offer social interaction opportunities, to support memory problems or concerns and to offer information on community resources.

Since the first session, people have started talking about going to ‘the cafe’, talking about the conversations they had and the people they saw. This week, there was a lovely ‘buzz’ of conversation in the room and people were sharing local stories and recollections together. The favourite story today was about a monkey that lived on the island in the 1940s, which wore a little jumper. 

Tea, coffee and cake went down well, as usual.


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