Dabblesack on Memory Cafe Directory

Combat the “What do we do next?” question about Memory Cafe activities with carefully selected products from Occupational Therapists! One of the most common challenges I hear about from facilitators (and participants for that matter!) is how to keep their Memory Cafe activities segment fresh, stimulating, and well, fun! It is good to continue to [...]

Spotlight on Best Practices

“Tales & Travel Adventures” Interactive Literacy Activities for People Living with Dementia Mary Beth Riedner, B.A., MLS East Valley Memory Cafe (volunteer) Sun Lakes, Arizona, USA When the pandemic hit in March, 2020, all in-person Memory Cafe programming came to a halt. Some Memory Cafes quickly pivoted and started offering virtual versions almost immediately. I had [...]

Hummingbird Memory Cafe Tech Review on Memory Cafe Directory

Pre-Cafe Tech Review: Alleviating Stress Associated with Technology Nicolette McDermott-Ketchum PA-C, BS Ed Hummingbird Memory Cafe Farmington, New Mexico, USA   Coordinating a memory cafe with community members is rewarding. Transitioning from an in-person platform for the cafe to a virtual one, though, can be perplexing due to the various technical challenges that may be [...]

Trinity Episcopal Church Memory Cafe

Spotlight on Trinity Episcopal Church Memory Cafe Staunton, Virginia The Spotlight section is a great place to learn creative strategies used in various Memory Cafes. By sharing what works (or doesn’t) with others, everyone learns new techniques. The Memory Cafe at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, Virginia is about as creative as they come! [...]

Memory Cafe Best Practice Dementia Friendly Communities Northern Colorado

Introducing Memory Cafe Spotlight! Welcome to Memory Cafe Directory’s new “Memory Cafe Best Practices” section. Here, Memory Cafe operators from around the world will share what works (and as importantly, what doesn’t.) We all benefit from others’ experiences. Today’s story has been in the works for some time. While much of the focus is on [...]