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Calling All Memory Cafe’s –

Tis The Season To Be Thankful

Last year J. Arthur’s Memory Cafe did a couple of renditions to the 12 days of Christmas.  One was thanking the UK for sharing their wonderful Memory Cafe concept with us.  The other was a Caregiver Credo.  This year we have decided to do it again as we got such a great response. Below you will see last years videos we sent to the UK and and pushed out on social media to all those who give care.

The US Now Has Over 50 Social Support Gatherings For People with Dementia & Their Families! 

We know there are others out there too and with your help we would like to find them to put into our directories. Alzheimer’s Speaks (make sure to refresh this link as listings are always changing.  I still have several more to enter in to the system.) and Carole Larkin with  Third Age Services are both trying to track them.

If you have a Memory Cafe that is not listed in the system, you can enter it my CLICKING HERE

Together we can make is easy for people to find Memory Cafes.

This year, we want you to join us!

Anyone who does a video and lets me know I will post here on Alzheimer’s Speaks and push it out to our audience to help expand awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of Dementias. This year we believe our reach will be much larger since we were just recognized by Dr. Oz and Sharecare as the #1 online Influencer for Alzheimer’s.

Please join this great cause.  As you will see it was all in fun and we were not going for perfect by any stretch of the imagination.  We all had a blast.

On December 12th, J. Arthur’s Memory Cafe will do another rendition using the same lyrics we used the prior year.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to use the lyrics we made up or come up with your own.  The goal is awareness and to have fun doing it!

Here are our videos. Below are the lyrics…ENJOY!

Below are the lyrics to:
The 12 Days of Christmas Memory Café Song©
of Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speak Dec 2011

We encourage you to make you own version or use ours to show your  support for Memory Cafes around the world.  Then send your YoutTube link to us and let’s see how many videos we can collect while raising awareness!

The 12 Days of Christmas Memory Café Song©

On the 1st day of Christmas the UK Gave to us
(And) A Brilliant Memory Cafe
On the 2nd day of Christmas the UK Gave to us
Encouragement
On the 3rd day of Christmas the UK Gave to us
Reason for Hope
On the 4th day of Christmas the UK Gave to us
Needs to Fill
On the 5th day of Christmas the UK Said to us
Work Together
On the 6th day of Christmas the UK Gave to us
Joy in Our Hearts
On the 7th day of Christmas the UK Gave to us
Lasting Friendships
On the 8th day of Christmas the UK Said to us
Find Those in Need
On the 9th day of Christmas the UK Saw in us
Increased Excitement
On the 10th day of Christmas the UK Gave to us
Safety Net for Many
On the 11th day of Christmas the UK Said to us
Thankful People Coming
On the 12th day of Christmas the UK Said to us
Build with Community

Below are the lyrics to:
The 12 Days of Christmas Care Partnering Song©
of Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speak Dec 2011

We encourage you to make you own version or use ours and send it to us.  Let’s see how many videos we can collect while raising awareness at the same time!

The 12 Days of Christmas Care Partnering Song©

On the 1st day of Christmas my Angel Gave to me
(And) a mind set to embrace change
On the 2nd day of Christmas the Angel Gave to me
Grace to let go
On the 3rd day of Christmas the Angel Gave to me
Coping skills
On the 4th day of Christmas the Angel Said to me
Look for the joy
On the 5th day of Christmas the Angel Gave to me
Great Insights
On the 6th day of Christmas the Angel Gave to me
Gratitude and love
On the 7th day of Christmas the Angle Said to me
Savor each moment
On the 8th day of Christmas the Angle Gave to me
Hope and compassion
On the 9th day of Christmas the Angel Said to me
Live to be playful
On the 10th day of Christmas the Angel Said to me
Self care is (cares) important
On the 11th day of Christmas the Angel Said to me
Perfect doesn’t matter
On the 12th day of Christmas the Angel Saw in me
My sanity is back!

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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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