The value of Memory Cafes for those living with Dementia

Memory Cafes make a huge difference to those living with Dementia.

Our first memory café started in 2013 after a conversation Clare Jefferies, Director of Home Instead had with a daughter of a client looking for somewhere to take her mother with dementia that wasn’t institutionalised, but was safe and enjoyable for both of them.

Our memory cafes are open to anyone experiencing cognitive impairment. While Alzheimer’s is the most common, individuals with all forms of Dementia or those having had a stroke or brain injury, can benefit from the safe, welcoming and mentally stimulating environments.

As importantly, there is tremendous Peer Support for loved ones,  full time carers and family members - making friends and sharing experiences with others going through similar situations.

We have a full and varied programme of activities, guests, themes and fun – all aimed at evoking memories, stimulating the brain and offering a sense of normality to what can be a confusing world for those who are experiencing cognitive decline.