New Cape Town cafe spot a safe space for people living with dementia
A unique cafe in Hout Bay, Cape Town is working to change minds about dementia one session at a time.
Memory cafe is the name of the establishment created to be a welcoming place for people living with dementia.
Rayne Stroebel was inspired to create the space after several years working with retirement facilities through his care-home company called Geratec.
He says people living with dementia have been ostracised from society and mainstream social spaces.
So many people living with dementia become increasingly lonely and helpless. They're tucked away somewhere as if they have leprosy.Rayne Stroebel, Founder - Memory Cafe
Not everyone living with dementia is demented.Rayne Stroebel, Founder - Memory Cafe
Since opening March, Memory Cafe has already held two engagement sessions attended by people living with dementia and their caregivers.
The sessions are aimed at listening, providing support, and sharing ideas on how to make public spaces more inclusive.
Stroebel says he is determined to help more businesses become age-friendly and dementia-friendly.
He stresses that people living with the cognitive impairment can live independent and fulfilling lives.
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