Memory Café

Three years ago, Jewish Family and Children’s Services opened the first intergenerational Memory Café in Waltham, Massachusetts, designed to help people living with dementia feel comfortable and successful. The café hosts free monthly social gatherings for those living with dementia, and their family and friends. At the gatherings, community members and Brandeis University students serve as volunteer co-hosts, and a guest artist facilitates a creative exploration activity.

Updated: Nov. 3, 2014
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Max Wallack

At age 12, Max Wallack founded Puzzles To Remember as his Bar Mitzvah project. It is a nonprofit organization that provides puzzles to facilities caring for Alzheimer’s patients. Today, Max is doing research on Alzheimer’s disease as an intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory at Boston University’s School of Medicine.

Living With Alzheimer's: Four Short Films

When author David Shenk wrote The Forgetting, Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic, he gave us the big picture of Alzheimer's disease. His latest project, "Living With Alzheimer's", a series of four short films created with funding from the MetLife Foundation and in partnership with Cure Alzheimer's Fund, brings us to the personal level.