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Memories Café: Fit Rhythmique with OneHeartBeat (English)

Date: 31 August 2024
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Free

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Experience connection and movement through guided, interactive, and expressive choreography!

31 August 2024 (Saturday)

10:30am – 12:30pm 

Punggol Regional Library, Programme Zone at Level 5
1 Punggol Drive One, #01-12, 828629

Free

Dementia Helpline: 6377 0700
Email: [email protected]

You can find the full schedule of Memories Café sessions on Dementia Singapore homepage.

Memories Café is supported by Keppel Corporation

This programme offers a fresh change of environment to caregivers who may have long been attending support groups held in more formal settings such as dementia day care centres, while encouraging the interaction and bonding between the person living with dementia and family members. Ultimately, it provides an avenue for persons living with dementia and caregivers to have respite and enjoy themselves despite dementia.

The concept of Memories Café was originated from Dr Bere Miesen’s “Alzheimer’s Café” in 1997 in the Netherlands. Dr Miesen’s initiative aims to provide a normalised café setting for persons living with dementia with the following objectives:

  • To minimise social stigma on persons living with dementia and to encourage social acceptance through the engagements in a café within a community setting.
  • To provide an alternative platform for social interactions and respite to persons living with dementia and their caregivers, moving away from long-term care environment and their homes.
  • With organised activities for persons living with dementia and their caregivers, Memories Café aims to improve their interaction and bonding with each other.

 

The Memories Café programme, modelled after the Alzheimer’s Café, was successfully piloted in early 2014. The responses garnered from the two pilot sessions were overwhelming, which spurred Dementia Singapore to include this programme as part of its regular programme for its beneficiaries. The programme remains very popular and fully enrolled at almost every session.

What do we do?

Whether seated or standing, be engaged in an hour of rhythmic movements led by instructors from OneHeartBeat. Then, unwind with a delicious lunch in the company of friends at Memories Café.

Who should attend?

Persons living with dementia. The person living with dementia needs to be accompanied by a caregiver.

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