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Local News
12:53 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Louisville's Memory Cafe Gives People With Dementia, Caregivers a Place to Take a Break

Mike and Susan King at the Louisville Memory Cafe
Rick Howlett

Louisville has joined a growing number of U.S. cities in creating a place for people with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia—and their caregivers—to socialize and share a meal.  

It's called the Memory Café, a concept that perhaps can be best defined by what it’s not.

It’s not an adult daycare for people with dementia. It doesn't provide medical care. And it’s not a support group in the traditional sense. 

As odd as it may sound, it is a place for people who suffer from memory loss to share...memories.         

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Local News
8:15 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Louisville's First Memory Cafe to Open Today

alz.org

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.

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