'Cafe' Helps Combat Isolation From Memory Loss

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has launched the “Memory Café” a new concept for memory care support in Lexington. The café is purposed to help people living with memory disorders socialize and provide a creative outlet for those with Alzheimer’s disease who may find it difficult to interact in other circumstances. The patrons are presented pictures to look at and talk about, prompts to remember memories long forgotten and respect, something that people with memory disorders desperately need but don’t always get. Besides the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and the Living Arts and Science Center, the event also receives support from the Alzheimer's Association, the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and various UK departments.
November 27, 2011, Kentucky Herald-Leader

Written By: Deborah Danner

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