Cork Alzheimer Cafe
The Cork Alzheimer Cafe, was established in 2012 by the Cork Alzheimer Cafe foundation (CAFe), in conjunction with St Finbarrs Hospital and the Departments of Gerontology and Rehabilitation and Old Age Psychiatry, University College Cork. Alzheimers Cafes were first founded in the Netherlands in late 1990s and have grown in number worldwide since. This is the second Alzheimer cafe in Ireland, the first outside of Dublin, and is modelled on international best practice.
Alzheimer cafes are informal meeting places, where people with memory problems, including Alzheimers disease and other dementias, their carers, families and friends can come together, free of charge.
The Who, Where, When and Why?
WHO? The Cafe is open to individuals with dementia, their support and carers. It is completely free of charge.
WHERE? The Cafe is located in the activities centre in the grounds of St Finbarrs Hospital, Cork City.
WHEN? 2 to 4pm.
WHY? To meet health professionals, other individuals with dementia, their carers in an informal atmosphere over a cup of Tea or Coffee.
Welcome to the Cork Alzheimer Café
Please feel free to drop in or give us an email or tweet Rónán on behalf of the Cork Alzheimer Café committee.
Activity Schedule 2016-17 - Last Friday of every month unless otherwise stated
Nov 25th Sage Advocacy & Supported Decision Making
(Michael Cahalane & Dr Rónán O’Caoimh)
Dec 16th Christmas Party, Music, Song, Food & Raffle
Note: No end of Month Session.
Jan 27th Carers Information
Feb 24th Art Session
Dr Rónán O'Caoimh (UCC) & Gillian Cussen (Crawford Art Gallery see https://gilliancussenart.com/)
Mar 31st Music Memories with Denis
Apr 28th Well being and Mindfulness with Senior Occupational Therapist Martina Agar
May 4th (Thursday) Alz Society Tea Day Fundraiser, Activity Centre Drop in between 10am & 1.30pm for Coffee & Cake
May 26th Memory Intervention & Support Services Siobhan Cahill & Vanessa Bradbury
Note (No Alzheimer Café Session June 30th)
June 24th (Saturday) St Finbarr’s Hospital Garden Party 1pm Music, Bricabrac, Raffle & Refreshments
July 28th Meeting at Griffins Garden Centre, Dripsey 2pm for Afternoon Tea (names required in advance - please call Mary at 085 1485800)
Please follow us on our new Twitter account at https://twitter.com/Cork_Alzcafe or @Cork_Alzcafe
Art Class in Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork City, will take place the first Wednesday of the month 2pm, Contact Gillian (086 8455264)
Saturday Club Bessbora Blackrock takes place monthly (021 4972504)
COFFA Alzheimer Café: 3rd Thursday of month 1.30pm, 21 Church St, Cork City. Drop in's welcome. Please contact Lilian 086 0816214
Researchers from University College Cork show preliminary evidence that "memory gyms" can slow progression of memory loss; see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25717012
If you have any questions or would like to contact us for any reason,
The Cork Alzheimer Cafe,
The Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation,
The Bungalow, Block 13,
St Finbarrs Hospital,
Cork City, Co Cork.
Telephone: 085 1485800
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