The Power of Connection when Coping with Memory Loss

The Power of Connection when Coping with Memory Loss

Jan 19, 2021

Caregiving & Aging

by Sarah Adams, FamilyMeans Caregiving & Aging Social Worker
Published in the January 2021 Washington County Library Healthy Aging Newsletter 


Our human brains are complex – every year we learn more, and yet it’s just a drop in the bucket. Whether you are concerned about your own memory, have a dementia diagnosis, or care for someone who does, the symptoms and impact of memory loss and other associated changes can be jarring.

FamilyMeans' Caregiving & Aging program is a leader in local dementia-friendly initiatives and offers services like one-on-one consultation, support groups, Memory Cafes, community-based early memory loss programs, and virtual reality trainings to build empathy and understanding about the impacts of dementia. Please visit or call 651-439-4840 to speak with a team member about services. We are here to help.


Virtual Memory Cafés
FamilyMeans Memory Cafés are a welcoming place for those with memory loss and their caregivers. Meet new people, connect with others for support and laughter and learn about community resources to support you on your journey. Contact Jenny West or call 651-789-4015 to register. 


Memory Minder Kits
Washington County Library branches have Memory Minder Kits available to check out. These kits are filled with meaningful books and activities for individuals experiencing memory loss and their caregivers.