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Memory Cafè at the Westerly Public Library

Nov 3, 2018

For Individuals with Memory Loss and Their Care Partners

We are proud to announce our co-sponsorship of Westerly Memory Cafè along with Dementia Training for Life, LLC.  Free and open to anyone with dementia and their caregivers, Memory Cafès will be held the 1st Wednesday of each month from 10 am to 11:30 at the Westerly Public Library.

These monthly gatherings provide a friendly and social setting for those with any type of cognitive impairment to:

  • Understand the special needs of individuals with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease
  • Meet others with similar concerns and challenges
  • Learn skills for living a safe and meaningful life
  • Find local resources to better manage the stages of memory loss
  • Build a support system to reduce caregiver frustration

A Common Concern for Seniors and Their Families

As our population ages, the number of families affected by memory loss will increase dramatically. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates:

  • In 2018 someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds
  • In 2018 more than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias
  • By 2050 someone in the United States will develop Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds

The Benefits of Early Detection

Although no one really wants to know they are experiencing brain changes that will likely lead to Alzheimer’s or dementia, early detection provides opportunities for managing symptoms and optimizing the ability to function, as well as the ability to:

  • Improve overall health as a result of measures to preserve cognitive function
  • Reorder priorities to allow for meaningful and engaging interactions with loved ones
  • Intelligently plan for the future, including legal and financial concerns, and living and caregiver arrangements

Successfully Managing Memory Loss

Having two specially designated Memory Care communities on our downtown Westerly senior living campus, we are keenly aware of the challenges involved in the care of individuals living with memory loss.

We are also highly tuned-in to our independent and assisted living residents and can be counted on to help identify dementia symptoms and develop individualized plans to properly handle medical and cognitive changes.

Please feel free to contact us at (401) 596-4630 or send an email if you would like to discuss the challenges of memory care you or your loved one are experiencing and how we can help.

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