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      East Lake Memory Cafe -- Dementia-Friendly Social Group in Palm Harbor


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      March 9, 2018

      Friday  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (monthly on the 2nd Friday for 1 times)

      36221 East Lake Road S.
      Palm Harbor, Florida 34685

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      East Lake Memory Cafe -- Dementia-Friendly Social Group

      What happens when Japanese fusion and memory café come together? Join us every 2nd Friday to experience just this phenomenon! Memory cafes have been happening in the Tampa Bay area for over a year with Dr. Cate, Dementia Coach hosting them for individuals living with dementia and their care companions. You may come alone or with a companion. Memory cafes started in Europe by a younger couple who had been newly diagnosed with a form of dementia. In doing their due diligent research on how to maintain the husband’s brain at optimal function, one element they found deficient was social interaction. As the husband’s cognition changed, so did their social life. Realizing they were not alone in this, they began the first memory café. The movement grew, with the reduction of stigma and increase in friendship. This is now an international movement with memory cafes in many countries, many states. Dr. Cate, Dementia Coach rejuvenated memory cafes in Tampa Bay in 2016 when she returned to this area with her husband who was newly diagnosed with dementia. Dr. Cate reached out to Arden Courts to rejuvenate memory cafes. Now there are eleven memory cafes in Tampa Bay with the newest one in East Lake thanks to the sponsorship of Arden Courts of Palm Harbor and Home Care Now. Kiku has a delightfully tasty and healthy menu from which to purchase lunch with the extra benefit of a free dessert from the manager. Trained in the best recreation and dementia strategies, Dr. Cate brings her own brand of engagement and humor to accompany the camaraderie and shared journey. Together we can do what feels overwhelming on our own. RSVP’s are encouraged to Dr. Cate at catemccarty.com, catemccarty@gmail.com or 813 384-7571.

      Cost: Free - Lunch purchase optional

      Categories: Health & Wellness | Neighborhood | Organizations & Meetups

      This event repeats monthly on the 2nd Friday for 1 times:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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