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AgeOptions Organization Funds 21 Memory Cafes throughout Suburban Cook County

A Memory Cafe is a social gathering place for people living with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia-related diseases. Often located in churches, community centers, libraries and similar locations, Memory Cafes provide a relaxed environment where participants, including caregivers, family and friends, can share information, have access to community resources and enjoy fun activitiesContinue reading “AgeOptions Organization Funds 21 Memory Cafes throughout Suburban Cook County”

Evanston Library Memory Café

Please join the Evanston Library, SASI, and Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness for a Memory Café. Date:     Saturday, November 17 from 1pm until 3pm  Place:   Evanston Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL  Falcon Room–3rd Floor Memory Cafés are enrichment opportunities for persons on the memory loss spectrum and their care partners. Each event will be aContinue reading “Evanston Library Memory Café”

Memory Cafes and Dementia Friendly Communities

Persons living with dementia (PLWD) and their care partners often experience social disengagement and disconnection as they navigate disease progression. Isolation can cause multiple challenges for the PLWD and their care partners including depression, a decline in health, and worsening of symptoms. This can cause further isolation as well as strain on the PLWD andContinue reading “Memory Cafes and Dementia Friendly Communities”