What is Dementia Friendly?

Building a Community for All Ages

Dementia friendly communities are informed, safe, and inclusive of individuals living with dementia and their families and caregivers. Dementia friendly communities foster independence and engagement in the community, enhancing the quality of life of those living with dementia and their families and caregivers.

The Dementia Friendly America movement began in 2015 following the White House Conference on Aging and is based upon Minnesota’s statewide initiative, ACT on Alzheimer’s. Dementia Friendly America developed a ten sector framework to target specific aspects of the community to enhance dementia friendliness.

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Dementia Friendly America

Dementia Friendly Massachusetts