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Dementia Friends USA Is Looking for State Lead Agencies! Join the Global Movement!

Encouraging individuals to adopt dementia-friendly behaviors is no small task. And this is why Dementia Friends USA exists—as part of a global movement that is changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. Is your AAA interested in playing a larger role in Dementia Friends? Read on to learn more.

Along with Dementia Friendly America, Dementia Friends USA is administered by n4a. Contact n4a Director of Community Capacity Building Meredith Hanley, to learn how your agency can get involved. Developed by the Alzheimer's Society in the United Kingdom, the vision of Dementia Friends is that by helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia. There are millions of Dementia Friends globally and more than 72,000 in the United States.
 
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