10 Benefits of Memory Cafés

1. Provide opportunity for regular social engagement

2. Create an environment that is relaxed and free of judgment

3. Allow people to experience a sense of normalcy

4. Inspire new friendships and peer support

5. Provide a break from normal routines

6. Low cost, high benefit

7. Bring music, art and other entertainment within reach

8. Offer connection to other community-based support mechanisms

9. Raise awareness about stigma and isolation

10. Can be a first step towards creating a ‘Dementia Friendly’ community

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