Dementia Friendly America: What Your Community Needs to Know to Get Involved
More than five million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Nearly 60 percent of people with dementia live at home and one in seven individuals live alone. Co-chaired and administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with the support of more than 40 national organizations, Dementia Friendly America (DFA) supports communities across the country that are working to adopt dementia-friendly practices.
Learn how your community can join the movement that over 200 communities across 43 states have embarked upon! Attend the Dementia Friendly America Webinar on Thursday, November 1, 1-2pm CT. Participants will learn about the Dementia Friendly America initiative and hear from two communities that are successfully implementing dementia-friendly initiatives: Tulsa, OK and Western North Carolina. A special focus will be placed on ways your community can take simple steps, with the support of Dementia Friendly America’s website and technical assistance resources, to become dementia friendly.
Dementia Friendly America’s vision is that each part of community—whether it is health care, business, banking, legal services, transportation, faith communities, libraries or local government (and more!)—plays a role in supporting people with dementia and caregivers. Join the webinar to learn more about how you can spark an initiative in your community!