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Online virtual memory cafe

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Talking Point' started by PeterWT, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. PeterWT

    PeterWT New member

    Oct 30, 2017
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    #1 PeterWT, Dec 5, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017
    On my first post I referred to the online Memory Café administered by Dementia Mentors and I am delighted that my letter giving details has been published in the latest Alzheimer's magazine "Living with Dementia" page 26. I have been encouraged by the interest that has been shown in this type of communication/activity where we sit as in a café and see each other on the screen, all that is needed is a computer and camera and you simply click on a point in an email sent one hour before the café starts, and you drop in and out as you are able. You can find more details from the Dementia Mentors web site and my dementia hero is Gary Joseph Le Blanc a more informed expert than any I have encountered and he often joins in the café meetings which gives opportunities to fire questions to him.
    Following some queries the Magazine Living with dementia can be accessed via Alzheimer's website and details of Dementia mentors can be found from their website
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    The link to the site in 'Living With Dementia' does not work.
    The link is www.dementiamentors.org

    Unfortunately there is a newline before the org so you end up nowhere maybe being offered www.dementiamentors.com which is entirely different although interesting.

    As well as giving details of the online café the correct site contains a large selection of interesting videos www.dementiamentors.org/videos.html

    @Mark_W I realise its not TP's remit, is there any chance of the online PDF being edited?
     
  3. Mark_W

    Mark_W Administrator
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    Sep 28, 2015
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    I don't know if it can be updated but I will mention it to our publications team and see what they can do. Thanks for flagging this up @nitram.
     
  4. Mark_W

    Mark_W Administrator
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    Sep 28, 2015
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    I've just had a conversation with Danny, the editor of Living with Dementia and while they can't fix this problem in the current issue it's now on their radar as something to keep an eye on for future issues. He also says thanks for the useful feedback :).
     
  5. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    Glad to have been of help, thanks for letting me know the result.
     
  6. PeterWT

    PeterWT New member

    Oct 30, 2017
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    At a recent online memory café I was reminded what a wonderful web site called Glorious Opportunity is run by Jennifer Bute; a former GP diagnosed some years ago but goes to conferences around the country and is very encouraging in living with dementia.
     

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