Great Actions to Take During World Alzheimer’s Month!

Become a Dementia Friend or start a Dementia Friendly Community Initiative! Find out how you can use World Alzheimer's Month to leverage support for making your agency and community more dementia friendly. 

Dementia Friendly America (DFA) is the U.S. licensee of the international Dementia Friends program developed by the Alzheimer's Society in the United Kingdom. Dementia Friends is a global movement working to change the way people think, act and talk about dementia. In honor of World Alzheimer's Month, help us spread the word to help communities understand what dementia is and how it affects people. There are over 101,000 Dementia Friends across the country. Becoming a Dementia Friend is quick and easy. In fact, you can do so at!
DFA is a national network of communities, organizations and individuals seeking to ensure that communities across the U.S. are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers. If your village, town, city or county is interested in joining DFA, complete the community application and feel free to contact the DFA team for any questions or additional information. Dementia Friendly America and Dementia Friends are both administered by USAging.



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