What people with dementia most need from us—is us.

Memory Bridge exists to end the emotional isolation of people with dementia. We bridge people with and without dementia to each other in life-changing ways. Our educational programs are hosted on three continents.

 

TRAINING

Memory Bridge graduates become bridges of human affection to people who are emotionally isolated.

RETREAT

An experience-centered learning journey that positions people with dementia in the roles of teacher, guide, and companion.

PRESENTATIONS

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DOCUMENTARIES

Click for more info about past and present documentaries produced by Memory Bridge.

There is a difference between Alzheimer’s disease and the dis-ease of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a biological condition. It occurs in the brain. It involves the death of brain cells. The dis-ease of Alzheimer’s, on the other hand, is the emotional isolation that many people with dementia and their loved ones experience when “normal” communication breaks down.

 

Emotional isolation produces loneliness, anxiety, and depression. It intensifies feelings of sadness, grief, guilt, shame, paranoia, and helplessness. Ending emotional isolation, therefore, can eliminate significant suffering. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, the dis-ease of Alzheimer’s can be healed. Each of us, by virtue of being human, can participate in the healing.

We do not need to know the day of the week, how to count backwards from 100 by 7, or even the name of an immediate loved one to feel that we belong and matter to others.

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