Memory Works and the Memory Cafe for all concerned with memory loss!

posted Dec 1, 2015, 5:28 AM by Tammy Tarling

 

Speaker Kenneth A. Capron, founder and CEO of Memory Works, at Prince Memorial Library on Wednesday, Dec. 2.  

Social Time:  5:15 - 5:30 p.m. 

Presentation:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Time for Questions and Answers:  6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

‘An Open Discussion About Memory Loss’

There's a different perspective on dementia when it's presented by someone dealing with cognitive impairments himself. Ken Capron will share up-to-the-minute news on dementia. There are more than 50 forms of dementia. Not all of them are fatal. Despite the rumors, memory loss is NOT a natural consequence of aging. Come and learn. Ask questions. Get real answers.

‘Memory Cafés are places where anyone with any form of dementia or memory loss can go to socialize, learn and have fun. At a Memory Café, people can relax and just be themselves, knowing that no one judges them, and all who are there are going through similar challenges.

 

A Memory Café has no real agenda or stated purpose except for participants to enjoy each other's company. Sometimes the group may decide that it wants to have speakers or an educational component, or to do special activities like go to museums or music recitals. Some Memory Cafés are built around a concept like the arts, or to do a charitable act. Each Memory Café around the country is different; all are grass roots efforts to assist the person with dementia and their care partner to have a good day.’

For more information, contact Kenneth A. Capronkcapron1@maine.rr.comhttp://memoryworks.org

Ambassador (U.S.) for the Purple Angel Project; Dementia Mentor (U.S.)


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