Santa Fe's 'Alzheimer's Cafe' helping people with dementia


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Monthly gatherings in Santa Fe focusing on creative stimulus for those living with Alzheimer's or dementia are helping to boost a trend that's growing nationwide.

The city hosts an initiative called Alzheimer's Cafe, part of a movement to accommodate the growing number of people with dementia, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports .

Participants at the two-hour meeting focuses eat snacks and make crafts to stimulate their minds.

Susan Balkman, who recognized early signs of Alzheimer's disease about eight years ago, said the gathering is an opportunity for participants to...

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