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Memories Café: Sing-along with MEL (Mixed Languages)

Date: 21 Oct 2023
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

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Get ready for a fun and interactive sing-along session!

21 Oct 2023

10:30am – 12:30pm 

Charis Cuisines

146 Changi Road, Singapore 419726

Register online. Payment of $10/pax is to be made on the day of the event. Lunch is provided.

Dementia Helpline: 6377 0700
Email: [email protected]

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

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?

Reminisce fond memories as you sing along to familiar songs brought to you by Mike, Elise and Lynn. 

Who should attend?

Persons living with dementia and their caregivers.

Cost

Payment of $10/pax is to be made on the day of the event. Lunch is provided.

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