Alzheimer's Disease

Memory Cafe serves up socialization

Memory Cafe serves up socialization

WILLIAMSBURG — At Wednesday's Memory Café, coffee flowed, and conversation flowed faster.

What was said, though, didn't seem quite as meaningful as what went unsaid.

As a monthly social gathering for people dealing with dementia, and their caregivers, the Memory Café provides a space of understanding.

"It's that opportunity for just unstructured conversation, refreshments and getting know others in the community better, facing similar challenges," said Denise Butler, an organizer of the program. Butler is the Geriatric Assessment Clinic Coordinator for Riverside's Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health (CEALH)

The cafe...