The Memory Cafe is a free, informal social setting that will bring together people living with Alzheimer’s/dementia, their family caregivers and professionals for food and fun.
The Memory Cafe serves residents of the Greater Lowell area caring for someone with memory impairment from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. It is a safe space where you can openly talk with like-situated people without the stigma of the dementia label, with a goal of creating new, positive memories.
Importance of This Service
- Over 5 million Americans (120,000+ from Massachusetts) are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease.
- The number of families supporting a loved one with dementia will continue to grow exponentially over the coming years.
- The increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s/dementia as families receiving support and members of the workforce are facing the challenges of the disease head on.
Memory Cafe Funding
We were recently awarded an innovation mini-grant funded by the Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition and the Federal Administration on Community Living to launch a Memory Cafe at our Chelmsford office. Through the generosity of the Doris L Benz Trust, we will be able to continue this vital program in the future.