Do you want to set up a Dementia Cafe?

The manual "How to set up a dementia cafe" is finally here!

This manual provides guidance on how to set up and run a dementia cafe. It includes information and resources, as well as signposting to organisations and websites for further information on dementia. The information in this booklet draws on available evidence, input from cafe coordinators and the Irish Dementia Cafe Network’s Expert Advisory Panel. 

The Irish Dementia Cafe Network invites you to our free online upcoming workshops:


Dementia Cafe Information Session

Date:Monday 12thJuly
Time:2.00pm – 3.30pm

Register here

This information session has been designed to provide you with a brief overview of the dementia cafe.

Objectives of the workshop:

  • Raising awareness & understanding of the Dementia Cafe
  • Sparking people’s interest in setting up/becoming involved in a Dementia Cafe
  • Signposting the How to set up a dementia café workshop – March 2021 (see below)

How to set up a Dementia Cafe Workshop

Date:Monday 19th July
Time:10.00am – 4.00pm

Register here

This workshop will provide you with the key information needed for setting up a Dementia Cafe. Find someone in your local community who might be interested in setting up a cafe and invite them to come along too or join by yourself. This workshop is designed for anyone actively interested in setting up a dementia cafe.

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