Join Arthur’s Memory Cafe This Wed 4/10 from 1-3pm CST

670
Thanks!
An error occurred!

Join Arthur’s Memory Cafe

Wed 4/10 from 1-3pm  CST

Hope you and and your loved with with early dementia can make it!

J. Arthur’s Coffee Shop

2441 Rice Street,  Roseville, Mn  55113

 

Posted in Alzheimer's Gathering, Arthur's Memory Cafe, Caregiving, Dementia, Dementia Gathering, Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease, J. Arthur's Memory Cafe, Life with Alzheimer's, Life with Dementia, Life with Memory Loss, Memory Cafe, Memory Loss, Memory Loss Gathering, Social & Emotional Support Group, Support Group | Leave a comment

Have a Fabulous Easter

667
Thanks!
An error occurred!

Arthur’s Memory Cafe wants to extend a blessed holiday wish your way for this Easter.

Posted in Alzheimer's Gathering, Arthur's Memory Cafe, Caregiving, Dementia, Dementia Gathering, Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease, J. Arthur's Memory Cafe, Life with Alzheimer's, Life with Dementia, Life with Memory Loss, Memory Cafe, Memory Loss, Memory Loss Gathering, Support Group | Leave a comment

Thank You Fabulous Native American Flute Players

661
Thanks!
An error occurred!

At our last meeting on March 27th, our two Arthur’s Memory Cafe groups joined together to enjoy the talents of two gracious women who came to share their love for the Native American flutes.  The flutes were gorgeous and surprising light to hold.  The music was beautiful and calming.  Deborah Magnuson and Cynthia Unowsky are part of a group called 10,000 Lakes Flute Circle which performs for a variety of groups around town as their way to give back.

Their performance was enchanting and kept us all engaged as their flutes bantered back and forth.  They gave us some insights into the history of flutes, the various woods that are used to craft the instruments, how the tones can be changed and mastered and how the instruments have been used to communicate as well as used for pleasure and relaxation.

It was a very fun time.

Maybe you will want to join us at our next meeting on April 1oth from  1-3 pm at J. Arthur’s Coffee shop in Roseville, Mn.

Posted in Alzheimer's Gathering, Arthur's Memory Cafe, Caregiving, Dementia, Dementia Gathering, Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease, J. Arthur's Memory Cafe, Life with Alzheimer's, Life with Dementia, Life with Memory Loss, Memory Cafe, Memory Loss, Memory Loss Gathering, Social & Emotional Support Group, Support Group | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Join Arthur’s Memory Cafe on March 27th from 1-3pm

658
Thanks!
An error occurred!

Join Arthur’s Memory Cafe

on March 27th from 1-3pm

at J. Arthur’s Coffee Shop

2441 Rice Street

Roseville,Mn  55113

Posted in Alzheimer's Gathering, Arthur's Memory Cafe, Caregiving, Dementia, Dementia Gathering, Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease, J. Arthur's Memory Cafe, Life with Alzheimer's, Life with Dementia, Life with Memory Loss, Memory Cafe, Memory Loss, Memory Loss Gathering, Support Group | Leave a comment

Postcards Underground – Letters of Gratitude Touched Our Hearts!

652
Thanks!
An error occurred!

Postcards Underground Letters of Gratitude Touched Our Hearts!

It was with great pleasure and surprise we received these wonderful postcards, thanking us for our work with Arthur’s Memory Cafes.  All our wonderful members at Arthur’s Memory Cafe (previously known as J. Arthur’s Memory Cafe), our founding partners: Arthur’s Residential Care, ACR Healthcare Group, The Alzheimer’s Research Center, Health Partners, Alzheimer’s Speaks and The Minnesota Memory Project have all been involved in the development and expansion of the Memory Cafes.

We believe it is was the wonderful article Gail Rosenblum from the Star Tribune, did on Arthur’s Memory Cafe which triggered these postcards.  If you haven’t read the article we encourage you to do so now.  Gail captured the essence of our group and how beneficial these gatherings are.  In fact, the response to the article was so great, we had 16 new people attend our very next meeting and now have two groups!   Our new members averaged a drive of 45-60 minutes one way, which shows you the need of these gatherings.

Maybe, just maybe you will you will be inspired to start a gratitude initiative like Postcards Underground and make someones day; or if you would like information on how to start up your own Memory Cafe we would be glad to assist you!

Posted in Alzheimer's Gathering, Arthur's Memory Cafe, Caregiving, Dementia, Dementia Gathering, Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease, J. Arthur's Memory Cafe, Life with Alzheimer's, Life with Dementia, Life with Memory Loss, Memory Cafe, Memory Loss, Memory Loss Gathering, Social & Emotional Support Group, Support Group | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Looking Forward To Our Meeting On The 27th From 1-3pm

647
Thanks!
An error occurred!

Well our last meeting was AMAZING!   We had 16 new people show up after the article in the Star Tribune.  If you haven’t read the article here it is.  We now have two Memory Cafe’s going back to back on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday.  Also we did change our name from J. Arthur’s Memory Cafe to Arthur’s Memory Cafe, so that is why we have a new logo.

Please feel free to join us!

2441 Rice Street  Roseville, Mn 55113

Posted in Alzheimer's Gathering, Arthur's Memory Cafe, Caregiving, Dementia, Dementia Gathering, Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease, J. Arthur's Memory Cafe, Life with Alzheimer's, Life with Dementia, Life with Memory Loss, Memory Cafe, Memory Loss, Memory Loss Gathering, Social & Emotional Support Group, Support Group | Leave a comment

A Booklet of Questions for Engaging Those with Dementia

641
Thanks!
An error occurred!

A Booklet of Questions

for Engaging Those with Dementia

We had a wonderful gift given to us at Arthur’s Memory Cafe.  Psychologist, Jeanne Bearmon has spent a life time developing and collecting questions to engage those with dementia.

After reading the article in the Star Tribune in January about our Memory Cafe Jeanne contacted us and wanted to share her book of questions with us.  Jeanne has asked that we make them available to anyone who would like them.  Facilitators may have to tweak questions to meet with individual members needs but there is reservoir if topics to discuss.

Please keep in mind there are all types of questions for people with Dementia in various stages of the disease and their caregivers in the booklet.  These questions are to be used as ideas and facilitators will need to evaluate the complexity of the question posed per person.  For people further along in the disease, less complex questions are necessary to use. Also you want to pose all questions so there is no wrong answer.  This way it is not a test of memory but rather an expression of their thoughts.

You can get the booklet of questions in a PDF format by going To Alzheimer’s Speaks website page on Memory Cafes’


Posted in Alzheimer's Gathering, Caregiving, Dementia, Dementia Gathering, Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease, J. Arthur's Memory Cafe, Life with Alzheimer's, Life with Dementia, Life with Memory Loss, Memory Cafe, Memory Loss, Memory Loss Gathering, Social & Emotional Support Group, Support Group | Leave a comment

J. Arthur’s Memory Cafe Expands and Changes Name to Arthur’s Memory Cafe

639
Thanks!
An error occurred!

Wow–what a day we had yesterday!  Last month’s column by Gail Rosenblum from the Minneapolis Star Tribune really captured what the “Memory Café” concept is all about. Yesterday was our first get together following Gail’s visit, and the response to her article was huge.  Our group size doubled, and we launched our 2nd Arthur’s Memory Café!

A big thank you goes to Gail for taking the time to visit our Memory Café and really capturing the essence of our group.  Her article touched many. In fact, we had people who drove an hour one way just to find this type of support, and several others  who drove 30-45 minutes!

Yesterday’s meeting started with everyone together, allowing those who were new to hear the original members share why they like this type of social support group.  Repeatedly, members mentioned the ability to build friendships and have fun.  All highlighted how nice it was to be able to focus on their relationships as a couple or family, without focusing on the disease.

The original Memory Café group now has 14-20 participants on a regular basis and the new group has 14 participants already. The original group feels a sense of pride in helping others find this wonderful support group for people who are experiencing memory loss.  The only complaint we hear is that members would love to be able to meet every week!

Going forward J. Arthur’s Memory Café will be referred to as “Arthur’s Memory Café,” after the host and sponsor Arthur’s Residential Care.  We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at J. Arthur’s Coffee Shop at 2441 Rice Street, in Roseville, Minnesota. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us via email at info@ArthursMemoryCafe.com or contact Sarah Abbott at 651-567-0096.

Posted in Alzheimer's Gathering, Caregiving, Dementia, Dementia Gathering, Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease, J. Arthur's Memory Cafe, Life with Dementia, Life with Memory Loss, Memory Cafe, Memory Loss, Memory Loss Gathering, Social & Emotional Support Group, Support Group | Leave a comment

Today is the Day! Join us at The Memory Cafe

630
Thanks!
An error occurred!

We would love for you to join us this afternoon!

We meet from 1-3pm, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at J. Arthur’s Coffee Shop in Roseville, MN.  Here is the address:

2441 Rice Street
Roseville, MN 55113

(651) 294-4782

Posted in Caregiving, Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease, J. Arthur's Memory Cafe, Life with Alzheimer's, Memory Loss, Social & Emotional Support Group, Support Group | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Join J. Arthur’s Memory Cafe Feb. 13th

623
Thanks!
An error occurred!

Join J. Arthur’s Memory Cafe Feb. 13th

We have had a great response to the article that ran in the Star Tribune and it looks like we will be starting another group which will run back to with our current group!  We are very excited to expand and meet the needs of those dealing with Dementia.

We meet from 1-3pm, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at J. Arthur’s Coffee Shop in Roseville, MN.  Here is the address:

2441 Rice Street
Roseville, MN 55113

(651) 294-4782

Hope Those Of You With Early Memory Loss And Your Care Partners Can Join Us!

Posted in Caregiving, Dementia, Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease, J. Arthur's Memory Cafe, Life with Alzheimer's, Memory Loss, Social & Emotional Support Group, Support Group | Tagged , | Leave a comment