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.

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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, however, 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. Emotional isolation is even a risk factor for dementia and, research indicates, it increases the risk of dementia by 40%.

 

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.

Nobody is anybody without somebody paying loving attention to him or her.

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.

ABOUT

Learn about our history and the mission of our organization.