Upcoming Learning Opportunities on Inclusive Dementia Support and Memory Cafes

Sep 2, 2020

MHAC is proud to work with Dementia Friendly leaders that will be hosting some upcoming learning opportunities on inclusive support for people living with Dementia as well as Memory Cafes.

The first, hosted by JF&CS, is the “Percolator” quarterly meeting on Thursday, September 10, 1:30 – 3:30 EDT. The JF&CS Percolator Memory Café Network shares information and tools to make it easier for organizations and individuals to start and sustain their own memory café.

Register in advance for the meeting here. JF&CS thanks the following café coordinators who will be presenting to us about their virtual cafés:

  • Rosemary Quatrale, JFS of Utah, on starting a memory café from scratch as a virtual program
  • Cláudia Lopes Carvalho, Memory Café Brasil, on running a virtual café with international participation
  • Linda Jackvony, Waterfront Memory Café in Marion, Massachusetts, and Leanne Dowd, West County Memory Café in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, on running an outdoor “drive-in” café
  • Sara Masoud, SA Amigos Memory Café in San Antonio, Texas, on running a Zoom/telephone-based bilingual café

There will also have time to discuss your café questions and ideas!

There is also a virtual symposium titled Let’s Talk About Dementia and Culture: How We Talk and Teach About Dementia in Cultural and Linguistic Communities, which will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, November 10, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. Registration is free and more information is available on the flyer and registration link. Please register here:

Dementia affects every community, but not in the same way. Community dementia educators will discuss cultural values and ways of understanding dementia, and national leaders will explore disparities in the risk of developing dementia, and in access to dementia diagnosis, research and care. Participants will gain a new lens to see through as we work to embrace and support people living with dementia and families in all of our communities.