What is Memory Cafe?
A Memory Cafe is a wonderfully welcoming place for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or any other form of dementia, or other brain disorders. They are designed to include the care partner as well, for a shared experience. Additionally, it is helpful for people with all forms of mild cognitive impairment (MCI.)
What should I expect?
Enjoy a three course hot meal with salad, entrée and dessert.
Socialize with other guests who face the same daily challenges
An Entertaining Program
Each program is unique but some of the past programs have included music, singing, and dancing
Why MUST caregivers accompany a guest?
Not Respite Care
Not a "drop off"
While a Memory Cafe is beneficial for those living with dementia, it is also beneficial for their caregivers as well. It is not a place to “drop off” your loved one for a while, but a way to enjoy activities with them as a break from the normal routine that you share. This by itself is valuable if for nothing more than to obtain information about additional resources.
A safe place
A Memory Cafe is a safe and comfortable space where caregivers and their loved ones can socialize, listen to music, play games, and enjoy other appropriate activities. They provide mutual support and exchange information.