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Watertown, Wisconsin Opens A Memory Café October 16th! | Alzheimer's Speaks Blog

Watertown, Wisconsin Opens A Memory Café October 16th! | Alzheimer's Speaks Blog: Watertown Memory Café to Open
October 16th, 2013

Walk-ins are welcome for the free Memory Café gatherings which will take place at Connection Café in Watertown. Memory Cafés are an informal social gathering where those with dementia and those who support them can gather to enjoy the camaraderie of others with dementia. Gatherings will occur on the third Wednesday of every month at Connections Café.

“Memory loss makes people uncomfortable,” said La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, a business creating new approaches to dementia care. “So often, friends and family disappear when someone is diagnosed with dementia.”

Isolation and lack of social stimulation are common problems for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders and for their caregivers. People with memory loss may feel embarrassed or inhibited from socializing, afraid they will say or do the wrong thing. Caregivers may feel cut off from the world. Both parties often suffer from a lack of creative outlets and social contact.

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