Two seniors share coffee.Memory cafés provide a place for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, along with their caregivers, to come together socially to enjoy cognitive stimulation, companionship and fun! For caregivers, memory cafés can also provide some much-needed respite time.

The first memory café in Rhode Island was officially opened on June 21, 2018 by Dementia Training for Life, LLC. As of the time of this post, there are now seven memory cafés in Rhode Island, with more to come.

To see a complete list of Rhode Island memory cafés, along with meeting times, visit

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The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital is a world-wide leader in the fight against Alzheimer's. We are dedicated to developing breakthrough treatments for Alzheimer's disease through cutting-edge research into early detection and treatment.

Our research and future breakthroughs depend on the participation of people with normal memory who may be at risk for dementia and those who are already experiencing memory loss, as well as the support of committed community partners, supporters and volunteers.

PERISCOPE Clinical Trial Now Enrolling

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Individuals with mild Alzheimer’s disease may qualify to participate in a study to test an investigational medication aimed at slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.


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