Alzheimer's group offers 'The Memory Café'
WHO: Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area
WHAT: Alzheimer's Services"The Memory Cafe" is an outlet for socialization,
education and fellowship among individuals with Early/Younger Onset
Alzheimer's and their families.
WHEN: Fourth Saturday of each month
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Rosemary Conference Room, Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area
3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA
MORE: Alzheimer's disease beginning before age 65 is known as "early onset" or
"younger-onset" dementia. Many people assume that Alzheimer's and other causes of
dementia only affect older people. In fact, about one person in every 1,000 below the age
of 65 develops dementia. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with
Early/Younger Onset Alzheimer's, please contact us to get on the list to join "The
Memory Café". Please call or email Dana Territo, Director of Services, 225-334-7494 or
Individuals diagnosed with Early/Younger Onset experience various problems emerging
from work and/or home. They may also suffer a loss in relationships and have difficulty
in marriage. Household income drops as they may be forced to leave work, or worse, are
let go due to loss of skills and memory. Additionally, spouses often reduce their workload
or quit their jobs to become full-time caregivers. Most medical benefits and many social
support programs do not provide assistance unless the person with Alzheimer's is over
the age of 65. The cost of providing long-term care for a person with Early Onset
Alzheimer's is very expensive. Individuals and families typically pay for services out of
their own pocket. A social network with others experiencing the disease and similar
issues is needed for them to sustain their quality of life.
Partially funded by the Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Credit Union Group of the Credit
Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation, these monthly scheduled meetings will have
programming that benefits the individuals. Input from the participants and their particular
needs also will assist in planning the agendas. The Memory Café' will offer a structured
program to stimulate brain health and memory.