In March 2011, John Suchet spoke to a group of Rotarians at their district conference.
The subject of his talk was 'How dementia stole the love of his life', his wife Bonnie.
Subsequent the Callington Rotary Club, guided by Nick Ford, set up a memory cafe in Callington town hall.
In the early days helpers outnumbered members, but the word soon spread and new members joined.
We are now an independent charity and are a member of the Cornwall Memory Cafe Network.
We aspire to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of those who have memory loss – whether diagnosed or not.
Dementia not only affects those with this disease, but also their family, friends and carers.
We aim to educate the wider community that it is possible to live well with dementia.
Several of our team are Dementia Friends Champions and would be delighted to arrange to talk to your organisation.
To be honest, no different from you or me!
Dementia can affect people of all ages.
Most people with dementia are over 65 years old, but younger people can also get dementia.
Currently there is no cure. A person cannot get better from dementia. Most symptoms will get worse over time. How quickly this happens can be very different from person to person.