The Rise of Memory Cafes

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There is a new trend going on around the world that is a meaningful way for those with dementia to connect with each other in a stress free setting.

Memory cafes have been popping up all over the country since 2008, most recently in Buffalo, New York.

These spots are a great place for those with dementia to hang out, listen to music, eat, drink and mingle with others!

So, what exactly are memory cafes?

They are a gathering spot to help engage support those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. It is a friendly place for those with the disease, caregivers and family. The goal of memory cafes is to create a welcoming spot for those with dementia and alleviate things that could cause stress in a public setting. Even though these cafes are a judgement free zone, they are not consider a support group setting.

Memory cafes are an open place to sing, dance and use music therapy to help patients with dementia connect with each other.

These cafes are usually held monthly at various locations. You can easily search the web in your area for memory cafes in your area, or you can start your own!

If you are looking for a support group in Arizona, we do offer one twice a month. Please contact us for more details!

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