Alzheimer's Speaks

Memory Cafes

Peer Support For Those Diagnosed & Their Care Partners

Empowering People to Live Graciously Along Side Dementia


The challenges of living with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia can sever social connections at a time when they are needed most. Gatherings at Memory Cafe's are one way people dealing with cognitive impairment along with their care partners can come together to develop new friendships and support.

Lori La Bey & ACR Homes Launched Arthur's Memory Cafe
The First Memory Cafe In The U.S. On Oct. 26th, 2011

The concept of Memory Cafe's started as an Alzheimer Cafe in the Netherlands in 1997. It was so successful there, it was adapted by other countries like England, Belgium, France, Sweden, Indonesia, and the United States. As countries embraced the Alzheimer's Cafe concept, communities started to make changes to meet their members needs. Most café’s now go by the name of Memory Cafe to be more inviting and inclusive to the various types of dementia people are living with.

The Name, Delivery Styles, and Structures Vary Around the World,
But the Overall Concepts Continue to:

We Can Help You Start A Memory Cafe

Visit Arthur's Memory Cafe As A Participate
Or See How Ours Is Run

Memory Cafes Continue to Grow Around the World.
There Are Now Five Memory Cafe Directories in the:
U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada and the U.K

Recognitions and Awards

Lori La Bey is a change agent shifting dementia care around the world. Just ask Oprah, Maria Shriver, Dr. Oz and Sharecare, AARP MN, or The National Institute for Dementia Education who have recognized her cutting-edge approach to shift global dementia care. Lori's own mother lived with dementia for thirty years, so you can be comforted knowing she truly understands the needs of those diagnosed, their families, and professionals who care for them.

Oprah Winfrey

Lori La Bey named "Health Hero & Alzheimer's Empath" by O Magzine.

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Maria Shriver

Lori La Bey named "Architect of Change fro Humanity" by Maria Shriver.

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Dr. Oz

Lori La Bey named "#1 Influencer Online for Alzheimer's Disease" by Dr. Oz & Sharecare.

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AARP MN

Lori La Bey named "50 Over 50" in the category of "Disruptor & Inspiring Leader" by AARP MN and Pollen.

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NIDE

Lori La Bey Awarded the "Seal of Excellence" by the National Institute for Dementia Education

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