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Locally Supported by 

Wilfred & Hunter

Dementia Cafés originated
in the Netherlands

The dementia café concept originated in the Netherlands in 1997 by clinical geriatric psychologist  DR. BÈRÈ MIESEN, who became increasingly frustrated with the persistent social disengagement amongst people who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.  He also recognised that not only did social disconnect exacerbate chronic mental health issues, but it cemented the wider communities lack of awareness and misunderstanding, leading to to fear and stigma.  

 

So THANK YOU Dr. Miesen for having the courage to change the status quo and bring Alzheimer’s Disease to the community and creating and inspiring  Alzheimer’s Cafés around the world.  

 

All Alzheimer’s Cafés™ are designed as peer support groups with a strong purpose to connect people living with dementia, linking in with supports, break downs stigma’s and increase dementia awareness in local communities. There are now over a thousand dementia cafés operating successfully in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and many other European countries.  

 

THERE WILL BE MORE TO COME ABOUT WHAT OTHER DEMENTIA CAFÉS ARE DOING AROUND THE WORLD. 

UPDATES COMING SOON!

 


 

 

The video below is an example of "what is a dementia café?" in the United Kingdom. Video produced by Alzheimer’s Association UK