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:
Offer a safe and engaging space to gather.
Help people live graciously with dementia.
Connect people to peers who are going through similar experiences.
Give people a sense of empowerment through belonging.
Provide compassionate support, education, and awareness to members.
Build strong supportive social connection for friends and family.
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, 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.