"Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in the USA. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia." - Dementia Friends website
Aging Together began Dementia Friends training sessions in 2019. But because of the pandemic real-life trainings are in hiatus. However, you can still become a Dementia Friend by completing the online program which only takes about an hour. By becoming a Dementia Friend, you understand how to better communicate and respond if approached by a person living with dementia in a business or public place.
Become a Dementia Friend by clicking on the flower logo at right. If you complete the program, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can add you to our database of regional Dementia Friends! And thank you!
A Dementia Friend learns about dementia
and then turns that understanding into
action. We all have a part to play in
creating dementia friendly communities!
It only takes 1 hour!