Alzheimer's Cafe Pasadena: Discuss Your Concerns at Your Own Pace
The Alzheimer's Cafe was started to provide a welcoming place for people living with Alzheimer's and other dementia related illnesses. Our meetings are a casual social gathering that focus on those living with dementia, their caregivers, and family members. We encourage anyone seeking information on Alzheimer's or other dementias to join us.
Alzheimer's Cafe Pasadena is hosted by Right at Home at the Pasadena Senior Center. We meet on the second Friday of each month. Refreshments are served and attendance is free! RSVP: (626) 584-8130 and ask for Sausha for our next meeting.
Learn from Experts & Share with Friends
Information You Can Trust from Experts You Know
Our meetings are free to attend and give informative presentations by experts in the fields of Alzheimer's and dementias. With a variety of professions ranging from licensed gerontologists and board certified psychiatrists to clinical social workers and business owners each expert provides a new perspective on coping with the stresses that Alzheimer's creates.
The Alz Cafe archives give a short summary of the experiences and background of our expert's.
To help supplement the information provided by our Alzheimer's and dementia experts we have gathered together a network of resources. These resources and articles can assist with caregiving support, questions on aging, and planning for the future.
Share with Friends Who Understand Your Experience
Sharing helps. Not only will you feel you better after sharing your story, but others can learn from your experiences. By enjoy conversation with new friends who are experiencing similar circumstances you stay connected to the "outside world." Staying connected is important when managing the emotional rollercoaster caregiving can be. We find it's easier to stay connected when your time is well spent with others who are also seeking support and useful information.
Being a caregiver to a loved one with dementia can be both rewarding and heart breaking. Knowing that you are not alone in this journey can help alleviate feelings of isolation and help you stay focused on the positive. Successful management of the demands of Alzheimer's and other dementias is achievable when we work together.
We look forward to seeing you at the next Alzheimer's Cafe!
Alzheimer's Cafe History
The first meeting of the Cafe happened in the Netherlands on September 15, 1997. Five years later, the meeting welcomed over 150 people each and every month. Attendees consisted of those living with Alzheimer's or other dementia related diseases, those caring for them, psychotherapists, nurses, priests and social workers. In 2000, the concept was introduced in the United Kingdom. Now, Alzheimer's Cafes can be found in nearly every developed country in the world.