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Indiana restaurant introduces dementia-friendly dining

Melanie Wong | Dec 6, 201903:29 PM     4

" . . . So starting this week, Amazing Joe’s will become dementia-friendly for one Sunday afternoon a month, WISH-TV of Indianapolis reports. Customers with dementia and their dining companions will be seated in a quieter back room, close to the kitchen and its smells, and have the option of ordering from a special limited menu with pictures.

Amazing Joe’s developed the concept in partnership with Thrive Alliance, a state-run aging agency in central Indiana. Sue Lamborn, Thrive Alliance’s outreach manager, explained to WISH-TV that it’s important for dementia patients to be able to do things they enjoy and live in the moment. . . "

Indiana restaurant introduces dementia-friendly dining

Nick Grams, the managing partner of Amazing Joe’s restaurant in Columbus, Indiana, lost his mother to dementia earlier this year. For the last 14 months...

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