Change the way people think, act and talk about dementia
Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. By helping everyone understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for people affected by dementia. People with dementia need to be understood and supported in their communities.
After participating in the information session, participants will be able to describe dementia, know the most common type of dementia, understand five key messages about dementia and learn how to effectively communicate with a person living with dementia. A Dementia Friend turns their understanding into a practical action that can help someone living with dementia in their community. The action can be as big or as small as they choose – because every action counts.
Toward the end of the session, participants will be asked to choose a small action to take as part of becoming a Dementia Friend. In doing so, they can directly implement their training to improve their communities and beyond. Monthly webinars are held the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 – 11:30 a.m. through June 2021. Webinars scheduled July – December 2021 will be held on the third Tuesday of each month from 2– 3:30 p.m. for those who would like to join this movement. To register for the May session in honor of Older Americans Month, click here.