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What Do Dementia Friendly Communities Look Like? 

A high level of public awareness and understanding of dementia allows for the greatest number of people with dementia and their care partners to live a good life. ​​Persons with dementia are enabled to live as independently as possible and to continue to be part of their community.​​ Persons living with dementia and care partners are met with understanding and given support when necessary . Learn more at Dementia Friendly America.

Becoming Dementia Friendly Means... 

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Shaping communities around the views of people with dementia and their caregivers

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Empowering people with dementia and recognizing their contributions

Ensuring early diagnosis, personalized and integrated care is the norm

Businesses and services that respond to customers with dementia

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Maintaining independence by delivering community based solutions

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Ensuring that activities include people with dementia

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Appropriate transportation

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Easy to navigate physical environments

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Challenging stigma and building awareness

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Befrienders helping people with dementia engage in community life

What is Dementia?

​Dementia is a general term that refers to the loss of intellectual functioning that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s everyday life






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