Mon August 26, 2013
Louisville's First Memory Cafe to Open Today
The University of Louisville School of Nursing and the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association are teaming up to open Louisville’s first Memory Café.
It’s a social group gathering where people struggling with Alzheimer’s or dementia can socialize and take a break from the routines associated with their disease.
The Memory Cafe concept originated in Britain more than a decade ago. There are now about 100 cafes in the United States. The Louisville café will be the second in Kentucky.
Officials say the cafes give people with memory loss--- and their caregivers--- a place to explore things like art, music and poetry, perhaps talk about a holiday tradition or share a photo of a favorite memory.
The Louisville Memory Café opens today at the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Dutchman’s Lane.
The social group will meet the last Monday of each month at 2:00pm.