"Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us" - Oscar Wilde
We would like to draw your attention to a brand new service we are offering for FREE here at the London Irish Centre in Camden, for those who feel that they, or someone they know, may have some difficulties with their short term memory.
We are running a FREE monthly Memory Café right here at the London Irish Centre, and we are encouraging people to come along to engage in a wide variety of activities that help stimulate the memory. It will take place on the 3rd Friday of every month, with the next session being this Friday, July 20th, from 10.30am-12:00pm.
Please find more details of the event below…
What is a Memory Café?
A place where people can drop-in and talk to an experienced volunteer about any concerns they may have regarding their short term memory.
In addition, it provides an opportunity to meet with others in similar circumstances and potentially establish valuable sources of support outside the Memory Café setting.
Who can attend a Memory Café?
Our service is available for anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, background or the area they live, but it is ideal for those with recurrent memory issues, such as those who have a diagnosis of dementia, or are concerned they may have dementia, along with their carers.
What activities are involved in the Memory Café?
The following activities often take place during our Memory Café sessions:
• Arts and crafts
• Musical sessions, including sing-a-longs
• Word/number games
• Fun group activities, such as quizzes and bingo
• Gentle exercise
• Relaxation & reflexology
What are the potential benefits of a Memory Café:
Taking part in our Memory Café and engaging in the activities on offer can:
• Aid in stimulating the mind
• Exercising memory skills
• Establishing connections with others in similar circumstances
• Breaking down the stigma of dementia
• Gaining valuable memory techniques to practice beyond the Memory Café