Memory Café

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The Memory Café is a free monthly program that provides support to New Brunswickers of all ages living with dementia, guiding them through all stages of the dementia journey.

Memory Cafe in New Brunswick

Please note: all Memory Cafés are temporarily on hold due to the pandemic

What is the Memory Café?

The Memory Café is a free monthly program led by community volunteers that provides support to people affected by dementia through all stages of the dementia journey.

This program offers socialization in a stigma-free environment and includes an educational presentation on a different topic each month, followed by entertainment and refreshments.

To individuals living with dementia, their circle of care and anyone interested in learning more about dementia, we welcome you to join us!

How it all started

The concept of the café began in the United Kingdom in 1997.

The first café offered peer support. education and support services through regular and informal sessions for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Making their way across Europe and overseas, Memory Cafés have become a priority for the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick in delivering programs to families impacted by Alzheimer's disease and dementia in communities across our province.

Starting with 4 locations in 2015, we currently offer Memory Cafés in 15 communities across the province.

Memory Café Locations

Doaktown Memory Café

Suspended due to pandemic

Fredericton Memory Café

Suspended due to pandemic

Minto Memory Café

Suspended due to pandemic

Moncton Memory Café (English)

Suspended due to pandemic

Moncton Memory Café (French)

Suspended due to pandemic

Perth-Andover Memory Café

Suspended due to pandemic

Plaster Rock Memory Café

Suspended due to pandemic

Quispamsis Memory Café

Suspended due to pandemic

Riverview Memory Café

Suspended due to pandemic

Saint John Memory Café

Suspended due to pandemic

St. Andrews Memory Café

Suspended due to pandemic

Sussex Memory Cafe

Suspended due to pandemic

Tantramar Region Memory Café

Suspended due to pandemic

Tracadie Memory Café

Suspended due to pandemic

Woodstock Memory Café

Suspended due to pandemic

Want to get involved?

Do you have four to five hours per month to become a Memory Café committee member? The Alzheimer Society is seeking people interested in being on a planning committee for the Memory Café.

Being a member of the Committee will provide you with an opportunity to collaborate with the Alzheimer Society in the planning and delivery of this program.

There are many opportunities for everyone to get involved, such as:

  • Helping serve refreshments,
  • Taking photos of the event,
  • Creating a friendly environment for all attendees,
  • Talking and listening to people with dementia and their caregivers in a sensitive and supportive way,
  • Joining in with social activities that benefit the individuals,
  • Promoting the café through community boards, posters, word-of-mouth and other ways,
  • Attending regular planning committee meetings, and
  • Finding appropriate guest speakers and entertainment.