Cork Alzheimer Café


Alzheimer Support—Cork Alzheimer Café

Alzheimer support is something greatly needed by people living with the disease, their carers, families, and friends which is why we are highlighting the Cork Alzheimer Café.

Founded in 2012 by the Cork Alzheimer Café Foundation (CAFe), in conjunction with St Finbarrs Hospital and the Departments of Gerontology and Rehabilitation and Old Age Psychiatry, University College Cork, the Cork Alzheimer Café provides an informal meeting place, where people with memory problems, including Alzheimers disease and other dementias, their carers, families, and friends can come together, free of charge.

Alzheimer Support - Cork Alzheimer Café

Located in the activities centre in the grounds of St Finbarrs Hospital, Cork City, the Café runs from 2 to 4 pm on the last Friday of every month.

Alzheimer Support – Newstalk Cork Alzheimer Café Documentary

To get a feel of what the Cork Alzheimer Café does, Newstalk producer Emma Cawley recorded an entire day at the facility. Follow the link here to listen to the podcast.

“The Cafe’ charts a day in the life of St Finbarr’s Alzheimer Cafe.  Visitors to the cafe – those directly affected and carers – honestly share their experiences of memory loss. The staff at the hospital provide insight into the nature of memory loss, and also discuss the Irish research being done in the area of Alzheimer’s and dementia.  ‘The Cafe’ is testament to the dedication and love that endures in the face of one of life’s most challenging diseases.” via Newstalk.com

Alzheimer Support – Contact Information

If you like to know more contact 085 1485800 or alternatively email w.molloy@ucc.ie or corkalzheimercafe@hotmail.com

 

Alzheimer Support - Cork Alzheimer Café

 

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