There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease
A "memory cafe" for people suffering with forms of dementia is to open in Westbury in Wiltshire.
The cafe, the first in the county, is to be run by Alzheimer's Support and funded by Wiltshire County Council.
Its first session will take place at The Barn at Fulling Bridge Farm, on Thursday, 9 July.
"By talking about the condition, people with dementia and their families can better manage their own situation," a spokesman said.
Wiltshire Council deputy leader John Thomson added: "This new cafe is a great development and is based on what we know works.
"It will offer a friendly and welcoming place where families can go together and find out how others deal with the illness and its consequences."