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Restaurant staffed by Alzheimer patients opens in Tianjin

By Yang Cheng in Tianjin | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-09-21 20:39
A waiter shares a moment with a customer at the China’s first restaurant staffed by waiters living with Alzheimer’s. The restaurant does not aim to turn a profit, but rather create an environment for patients to enhance their treatment. [Photo by Yang Cheng / chinadaily.com.cn]

A restaurant inspired by popular charity TV program Forget Me Not Coffee, which focuses on Alzheimer’s patients, opened Sept 21 – World Alzheimer Day – in Tianjin.

The program featured waiters living with Alzheimer’s disease, and has helped inspire awareness of the disease.

The Dongli Hetong Elderly Nursing Home in Tianjin announced its establishment of a restaurant staffed by five waiters aged 71-84 with mild cognitive impairments.

This is China’s first restaurant of its kind.

Supported by volunteers and social workers, the restaurant will operate for one-and-a-half hours each mid-afternoon.

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