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Great Resource For Alzheimer’s Families Searching For Support

This video is from the Informational and Fundraising Breakfast which I have the privilege of being on the steering committee of.  It is also an excellent time and extremely informative.  This video shares the thoughts from a patients perspective.  If you are interested in learning more please contact me and I would be glad to connect you to the appropriate people.  The Alzheimer’s Research center does tours too!

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Two Memory Café Events –

Alzheimer’s Patients & Caregivers – Roseville Minnesota

 

Saint Paul, Minn., July 09, 2011 – AlzheimersSpeaks.com, a leading provider of education and support for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers, ACR Healthcare Group, The Alzheimer’s Research Center, The Minnesota Memory Project, and The Center for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care of Health Partners, today jointly announced the opening of the United States’ first “Memory Café.” The Café will give Alzheimer’s patients and their personal caregivers the opportunity to meet and provide mutual social support to one another.  To launch the Café, the group has arranged two open houses for the public which are free of charge.

Lori La Bey, founder of AlzheimersSpeaks.com, has dealt with memory loss through her mother’s thirty year journey with dementia.  “When my mother was first diagnosed with memory loss years ago it was nearly impossible for me to find information about the disease or caregiving.  We need to create community through unity and give care to those dealing with Alzheimer’s.  We need to do it now because there is no time to wait for a cure.   The numbers are rising and the needs of patients and caregivers are sky rocketing.”

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J. Arthur’s Memory Cafe Live on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio July 11th

Here is the link to the Radio Show.  If you can’t listen live the show will be archived to listen to later!

Come learn about this amazing collaboration!

What is a Memory Café?

A Memory Café is a place where individuals with memory loss and their caregivers get together in a safe, supportive, and engaging environment. People can connect and interact with peers in similar life situations. There is no embarrassment and no explanations are needed.

Where did the Memory Café Start?

The concept came from the United Kingdom. The UK government coordinates and sets up Memory Cafés, which are in high demand. After talking with David Light who wrote the guidelines for the Cafés, Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks here in the United States asked David if he would be willing to share program details with her.

“There was no hesitation in David’s voice. He generously shared all start up documentation. The UK’s attitude is one of collaboration and the greater good.” Lori said.

ACR Healthcare Group, The Alzheimer’s Research Center, The Minnesota Memory Project, The Center for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care of Health Partners, joined Alzheimer’s Speaks to launch the first “Memory Café” here in the US!  

Norrms McNamara from the UK will also be joining us.  He has Alzheimer’s and he loves his Memory Cafe

Our mission:

To provide a social environment which allows individuals with memory loss and their caregivers a safe, supportive, and engaging place to interact with peers.  They named their first cafe “J. Arthur’s Memory Café

Here is the link to the Radio Show.  If you can’t listen live the show will be archived to listen to later!

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