Short Video Captures Why Memory Cafe’s Are So Powerful

KSTP’s Photo Journalist John Gross captures the essence of

Arthur’s Memory Cafe


Click on the picture above to watch this video 

Members speak honestly as to why

these gatherings are not your everyday “support group.”

I would like to thank the members of Arthur’s Memory Cafe for being so kind to share their personal thoughts with us. I believe their honesty will help remove the fear of diagnosis and engagement.   Each of them was amazing in their own way.  Thank you  Ollie and Dixielee, George and Annie, John and Virgina and Bill.  Kudos for raising awareness.

For more information on Memory and Alzheimer’s Cafe’s please visit Alzheimer’s Speaks web page which will not only give you general information, but resource tools.  In addition, you will find Memory and Alzheimer’s Cafe Mentors!  These are individuals around the world that would love to talk to you and answer your questions as to starting one up or shifting needs of your existing group.  One Mentors, Debora Tingley, the founder of the Memory Café Catalyst will even provide you a FREE web page for your own Memory Cafe!

If you live in Minnesota and are in the Twin Cities area we would love for you to join us at Arthur’s Memory Cafe.  We meet the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays each month from 1-3pm.  Feel free to contact us!

We meet at Arthur’s Coffee Shop

2441 Rice Street Roseville, MN 55113 Coffee Shop # (651) 294-4782

Contact Sarah Abbott  with Arthur’s  Memory Cafe at

651-339-4266 wk or 612-567-0096 cell

Memory & Alzheimer’s Cafe Mentors

Carole Larkin – Texas – is the founder of ThirdAge Services. Carole is a Certified Geriatric Care Manager and a nationally known expert in Alzheimer’s and related dementias care.

Lori La Bey – Minnesota – is the Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, internationally known for her dementia platforms, services, presentations and trainings.

John T. McFadden – Wisconsin – an ordained minister and his wife Susan H. McFadden, Ph.D., retired as Professor of Psychology, our the founders of the Fox Valley Memory Project.

Jytte Lokvig – New Mexico – is an artist, educator and counselor. In 2008 Dr. Lokvig opened the first Alzheimer’s Café.

David Light and Jim Delves, United Kingdom – with Carers’ Pathway.  They are former Carers now working together to help others and y have opened 26 Memory Cafés in the County of Devon UK, as well as other parts of the Country and abroad.

Sue McDermott – England – is the Peer Support Network Coordinator for Cornwall Rural Community Council. She has developed and facilitates a Memory Café Network in England.

Andy Francis, – United Kingdom – lost dear close family and friends at the hands of this debilitating condition. He developed a national UK directory.

Debora Tingley – Switzerland – is the founder of the Memory Café Catalyst. She is a gerontologist and has her PhD in Neuroscience.

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Debora Tingley, Memory Café Catalyst
Debora Tingley, Memory Café Catalyst

11 Replies to “Short Video Captures Why Memory Cafe’s Are So Powerful”

  1. Lori–you’ve done it again! Congratulations on sharing the good news for families coping with AD. Kathryn

  2. I absolutely love this concept for memory advocacy!!!! I hope to follow-up and replicate this in my geographical area in outstate MN. I keep telling myself I’m too old for all of this but since the release of my book about my Dad and our journey through Alzheimer’s Disease I seem to have a mission. Perhaps I’m not too old to help….and be helped. Thanks Lori for all you do to get and keep us better informed so we can help each other. You’re truly a gift.

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