Memory Loss Programs
Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
You can find a wealth of information on their site, information, support systems, latest developments, updates and much more.
Alzheimer’s Helpline: They are always available to help. Alzheimer’s Association’s Helpline is open 24/7. Call 1-800-272-3900 for assistance.
Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in Massachusetts. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia.
A Memory Cafe is a wonderfully welcoming place for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or any other form of dementia, or other brain disorders. They are designed to include the care partner as well, for a shared experience. Additionally, it is helpful for people with all forms of mild cognitive impairment (MCI.)
Individual Memory Cafes focus on different aspects for a unique experience. You may find some are activities-based, while others focus on education. You might have one enjoying the connections of demographic-appropriate music and dancing. Others might focus on crafts and painting, while some facilitate informal conversation to create new friendships. Some simply guide the participants in exercises that foster reminiscing.
Dementia Friendly Lunch and Learns – In Sherborn
We don’t host traditional Memory Cafes, however, all individuals are welcome to attend a Lunch and Learn. We work in partnership with the Holliston Council on Aging, and offer free monthly programs addressing several topics as they relate to dementia, memory loss, etc. Different professionals present every month.
It is an opportunity to enjoy lunch, find support and learn something new in the area memory loss. This program is funded by the Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation.
We usually meet the last Friday of the month at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 11 Washington Street, Sherborn, MA at noon. Check the COA calendar for more information.
Please contact our Outreach Coordinator for information at 508-651-7858 or [email protected].