Memory Cafe Activities for People with Dementia or Alzheimer's

Taylor Lamberta, creator of the Memory Cafe activities, riding an elephantBelow are complete Memory Cafe activitities that were designed by Taylor Lamberta, LICSW (in MA and NY), and Caregiver Support Specialist. Besides starting a Memory Cafe, she also has ridden on an elephant in Thailand, ridden behind a dog sled in Alaska, swum with dolphins in Jamaica, and climbed Machu Picchu in Peru.

Feel free to use these activities at a Memory Cafe or at a family gathering. Click on each picture to reveal the contents of that particular activity. Once in an activity, click the back button to see all of the activities again. Some Memory Cafe's have free downloadable Bingo boards like the Garden and Luau Cafe's. Sign up for your newsletter to be notified when new content is online, and make sure you check back every month for new ideas and activities.

We do ask that you also share the Caregivers Matter app with your caregivers as well. The app helps build patience, perseverance, and peace in the caregiver. Instructions for downloading and using the app are available at this link.

Garden Café

Garden Café

Garden Café
A café themed on gardening and flowers. Best in the spring. Click here for full details.
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St. Patty’s Day Café

St. Patty’s Day Café

St. Patty’s Day Café
An Irish-themed café in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Click here for full details.
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Meet Me at The Movies

Meet Me at The Movies

Meet Me at The Movies
A movie-themed café designed by Sharon Johnston of the Hearthstone Institute. Click here for full details.
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Valentine’s Day Café

Valentine’s Day Café

Valentine’s Day Café
A café to celebrate St. Valentine's day and love. Click here for full details.
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
A baseball-themed café. Click here for full details.
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Drumming Café

Drumming Café

Drumming Café
A café featuring a drum circle. Click here for full details.
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Luau Café

Luau Café

Luau Café
A café filled with leis, pink flamingos, and ukulele music. Click here for full details.
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Music Café

Music Café

Music Café
A café filled with sound exploration. Click here for full details.
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Halloween Café

Halloween Café

Halloween Café
A spooky fun time. Click here for full details.
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