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@RetS347565 Thanks for sharing this info! 

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@VoyagerVicki Yes! I visited one in Indiana and I wrote a column about it for AARP's website - here's the link you can click and read! 

 

Memory Cafés Offer Social Activities for Those Living With Dementia

 

I loved it - it's such a wonderful idea and so helpful to so many families. Wished there had been one I could take my Dad to when he was living with dementia (he passed on a little over a year ago now and lived with me for 6 yrs - I cared for him for more than a decade). There is a link in the column you can click on that will take you to a Memory Cafe directory so you can see if there is one in your area. There may be some that are not listed (although it's great huge directory of more than 700 memory cafes across the country!), so if you don't see one in your area, you can try reaching out to ask Alzheimer's Association, your area agency on aging, a dementia clinic in your area and anyone else who serves older adults or those living with dementia.

 

Take care,

Amy Goyer, AARP Family & Caregiving Expert

Author, Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving and

Color Your Way Content When Caring for Loved Ones

 

 

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 As a matter of fact, yes!  My husband (who suffered from Lewy Body Dementia and passed away in July) and I often frequented Amy's Place, a stand-alone Memory Cafe in Roswell, GA..  During that time I also served as a caregiver member of their Advisory Board.

In September I began working at Amy's Place, as Associate Director.  Rather than elaborate on our Memory Cafe meeting times, activites and outreach, you can go to amysplace.net. You can also find us on Facebook. 

 
Ret Siefferman
Associate Director, Amy's Place
14 Sloan Street Roswell, GA 30075
70-349-8349 | 470.219.4652 | ret@cth.me 
www.amysplace.net 

 
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What a great idea! I do not know if there is one in Rochester, NY!
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Yes, we just recently started one for people with younger onset Alzheimer's and their care partners. Seems to be appreciated by all. Stigma free social event with different interactive activities. Not many in northern NJ and not much for this younger group that has unique challenges. Good approach to helping them.

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Memory cafes offer opportunities for people with dementia and their caregivers to socialize and support each other. Have you been to one? If so, what did you think?

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