Are you supporting a memory cafe?

Do you want to learn more about memory cafes and dementia?

The Memory Cafe Hub provides online learning which is easily accessible to all those involved with memory cafes. It is in two parts: the dementia awareness modules are tailored to the specific learning needs of volunteers within memory cafes and six additional modules address the specific learning needs of memory cafe coordinators and others with associated responsibilities such as fundraising and publicity.

Volunteering in a memory cafe? Learn to be more dementia aware

Sign up for our free online course designed specifically for memory cafe volunteers. These help you understand dementia and how it may impact on a person’s communication, emotions, perceptions and ability to do everyday tasks. Modules contain short videos and questions at the end so that your coordinator can track your progress and offer help if needed.

Learn how to set up and coordinate a memory cafe

Learn how to do this effectively with our learning modules. These guide you through the many challenges, inluding legislation, fundraising, publicity and planning memory cafe activity. The modules, which you can access without registering, offer valuable advice from experienced coordinators, plus short videos and helpful additional reading. 

Watch our dementia awareness training films at any time

Our films about dementia awareness training are designed to be watched as part of our free online course for memory cafe volunteers (see above). But you can watch any of the films at a time that suits you. This is ideal if you’d like to remind yourself of the course learning – or if you’d like to better understand dementia but aren’t helping at a memory cafe at the moment.

What is a memory cafe?

What is the purpose of a memory cafe? How can being part of the memory cafe community help people living with dementia? This video offers a quick introduction.