Will Your State Have the Most Dementia Friends? Who's Up for the Challenge?

Each day, more and more individuals sign up to become Dementia Friends. Our counterparts in the United Kingdom recently hit the two million mark this year. Help us grow the Dementia Friends movement here in the United States!

Dementia Friends USA is a new initiative administered by n4a that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia and turning that understanding into action. Check out where your state ranks on this new map (Hint: Minnesota is #1!) and see if you can increase your state's numbers! Learn more and become a Dementia Friend (it's free and only takes about 10 minutes!) at

In addition, Dementia Friendly America just released a new introductory video that explains what the movement is all about and features n4a CEO Sandy Markwood. Check out the video and share it widely!  If you're interested in learning more, please contact Jeanne Anthony at



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