Memory Care Cafe set for June 13

Published 6:07 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Homestead Hospice will host our monthly Memory Care Café on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from noon until 1 p.m., at the Brewton Public Library in the conference room.

The Memory Care Café is for caregivers of loved ones diagnosed with dementia. Caregivers face a variety of issues, some different from other caregivers and some are very similar.

However, most caregivers seem to feel alone in their struggles. The Café setting provides a place for the caregivers to come, relax, enjoy a cup of coffee, and visit with others who share the same journey. Often times, this is the only place where caregivers can share and be heard by their peers. This type of support can be invaluable.

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 65 seconds someone in the US is diagnosed with dementia.

For people over 65 years old, one in ten will be diagnosed. That’s 10 percent. With our population aging, we know the need for caregiver support is great and growing.

Our Memory Care Café is designed to assist caregivers who can be often overlooked.

They know that caregivers frequently feel overwhelmed.

This forum provides an emotionally safe place to wind down, even if for just a short time.

One of the caregivers said, “The Café is a true blessing! It gives me a safe, non-judgmental environment where I’m free to share my fears and my struggles.”

Homestead Hospice provides this service to the communities we serve in cooperation with local facilities, like the Brewton Public Library located at 206 West Jackson Street in Brewton.

They will always have a Chaplain attend the meetings because they understand the fears and struggles that caregivers face.

No RSVP is needed. We invite all caregivers in our area to attend and feel free to bring their loved ones if they choose. Call 334.371.2451 for more information.