"Felt as if for a short time we had our mum back"
About: Dementia Support Service Dementia Support Service Ardrossan KA22 8ER
Posted by DemSS (as ),
The service was provided by Avril from Dementia Support. It involved a weekly two hour outing on a Friday to the shops and cafes. It allowed my mum to meet other people and feel part of society as she had become isolated and withdrawn. She looked forward to this outing every week and talked about it in great detail and we felt as if for a short time we had our mum back.
Having continuity with Avril enabled my mum to speak to someone else outside of family, who was patient and good company for her.
Our only wish would be if it could continue even if you have to pay for this service as it would be money well spent for our peace of mind and our mum's happiness and well being.