Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. Thomas Huxley
The month of November is always an exciting time as we look ahead to Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season. November is also significant for family caregivers as November is designated as National Family Caregivers month. November is also designated as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Family Caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease go hand in hand, it is proper that they both share a month together.
Our caregiving journey did not include the insidious disease of Alzheimer or dementia. However thousands upon thousands of family caregivers care for a family member or friend who struggle with memory loss. The common denominator for all family caregivers is to find safe places where you and caree can enjoy life as much as a day in caregiving will allow.
As I have come to learn, those who suffer from memory loss often find it difficult to go to loud and unfamiliar places. We know isolation starts to occur when we feel there is no viable option, rather, it’s just easier to stay home than to do deal with the obstacles of the unknown.
But what if there was a safe place for those incurring memory loss and their caregivers?
KalendarKards is creating a Memory Cafe Directory where people can socialize, listen to music, play games and other activities. They can simply enjoy the company of those with these things in common. A Memory Cafe is a safe and comfortable space and great place for individuals with Alzheimer’s or any of the dementia’s. But it’s not just for them, the memory café for their caregivers as well.
On this episode of Healing Ties, Dave Wiederrich CEO and Co-Founder at KalendarKards provides us with a detailed description of the Memory Cafe Directory and how you can start one of your own.
Listen in and learn how Dave Wiederrich and KalendarKards are creating Healing Ties all round us!
By creating a comprehensive national directory for Memory Cafe’s, KalendarKards believe they can help raise awareness of the value Memory Cafe’s bring to families. I happen to agree!
Join us in Chicago for the First National Caregiving Conference on December 2nd & 3rd. Visit Caregiving.com for further details “