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Local libraries create dementia communities

Posted: 6:28 PM, Jan 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-19 19:28:40-05
Libraries in Franklin, Hales Corners, New Berlin and Muskego kicked off a new project Tuesday aimed at creating a community for hose with dementia and their caregivers.
 
John McFadden, from the Appleton area, wrote a book with his wife on dementia communities. He said Wisconsin gets a C+ grade for the care it offers, but he said it's getting better.
 
McFadden and his wife started Memory Cafés, bringing them from overseas as a safe space for those experiencing dementia, mild memory loss or mild cognitive impairment and family member of caregivers. They are designed to help those people socialize, find support and share experiences.
 
The Fox Valley Memory Project has expanded the cafés to seven locations and helped educate area businesses on how to help those coming in with dementia.
 
You can learn about the project and when/where you can find a memory café here.