Living in a busy city was difficult for Michael, and the isolation had an adverse effect on his mental health. Since moving to Shrewsbury however, he has not only found a new place to call home but has found a community.Read Story
After her husband, Fraser, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it was difficult for Debbie to find support from those who understood her situation and often resulted in her having to put her own life aside to care for him.
When Debbie and Fraser moved to Shrewsbury, they discovered the Foundation’s Dementia Hub which acts as a weekly support session for those living with Dementia to gain regular exercise and social interaction. These sessions didn’t just benefit Fraser however, as they also connected Debbie with a network of like minded people who would go on to not only provide support, but also become lifelong friends.
The Dementia Hub has allowed Debbie to get her husband back as he is able to do what he loves, play football. It also allows her to gain regular respite by spending time with her friends.
The friendship she has made at the hub extends beyond each session, as Debbie often meets up with her friends and has even been on a few holidays with them! We’re proud to have allowed Debbie to find a place to be herself and support her wherever she’s needed it.