Memory Café at Rinconada Library

The Rinconada Library is starting a twice-monthly program designed to help people with memory issues make social connections and increase brain function. Called a Memory Café, these meetings are a welcoming place for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment or other brain disorders. Activities will rotate and will range from book discussions, art lectures and drawing, garden tours, music, chair yoga, to puzzles and games. Research indicates that interactive and multi-sensory materials used with people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s promote positive results. 

The Rinconada Library Memory Café will meet the first and third Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Embarcadero Room starting September 6. Caregivers and care partners are encouraged to participate for a shared experience.

Register for the Memory Café here., opens a new window

What is a Memory Café? 

A nationwide movement, Memory Cafés help people with memory issues stay social with regular meetings and activities designed to help brain function and strengthen memory. The Memory Café directory includes in-person and virtual meetings across the country to improve the lives of people dealing with memory loss or impairment. Read more about Memory Cafés in these publications: 

Check out our caregiver and memory care kits! 

The Rinconada Library offers kits designed to help anyone with memory loss and their caregivers, opens a new window. The kits include music, books and pamphlets about dementia and Alzheimer’s as well as brochures about self-care, stages of the disease, caregiver tips and strategies, and national and California resources. For more information, ask staff at the front desk!

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Kits

These kits contain memory games, manipulative activities, reusable art projects, photos/books, conversation cards and puzzles for various stages of Alzheimer’s/Dementia.

Memory Lane Kits

These kits include materials about each decade to jog memories. Reminiscing helps give people with dementia a sense of competence and confidence through using a skill they still have. 

Caregiver Kits

The Caregiver Kit includes resources and information for caregivers including books, pamphlets on various aspects of Dementia/Alzheimer’s, and supplemental materials about self-care, stages of the disease, caregiver tips and strategies and national and California resources. 

Recommended Books for Caregivers 

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