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At the heart of our local work are the Memory Care Cafés – free weekly social events with a welcoming circle of friends, designed to nurture both the care provider and the person living with dementia. Over the next year, we aspire to begin connecting current and future memory café organizers. This will help strengthen the formation and sustainability of these critical, early-stage dementia support structures in neighborhoods across Northern California and beyond.

"The Cafés promote intimacy and connection in the couple's relationship, while at the same time allowing them to enjoy the benefits of socializing with others. I recommend this program to all my clients with early stage memory loss and their partners! "  –Natasha Boissier, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker

Our Café gatherings are different from traditional support groups. Participants are encouraged to have fun together with a focus is on social and emotional connections for both care partners. It's a form of light respite, without the stress of separation. Additionally, the monthly Co-op offers family caregivers regular respite in exchange for program participation and training.

We depend on the generosity and foresight of supporters like you. Memory Care Life is a non-profit 501(c)(3) through fiscal sponsorship under Community Initiatives of Oakland. Your tax free donation will expand much needed support of local dementia care partners and help raise awareness about making our communities forgetfulness friendly. 

The need is compelling: 
  • 25,000 people in San Francisco are living with memory loss
  • Approximately 70% live at home
  • Isolation and lack of engagement are common problems
  • People with dementia and their caregivers are less likely to use traditional, senior support services.
Your contribution will help with the continued operation of the local Cafés, the Co-op, community memory café support and individual consultations.

Thank you for visiting us and considering making a donation!

Debora Tingley and Patricia Ris
Co-founders of Memory Care Life

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