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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life, and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. What’s more, researchers predict that during the next decade the largest population in our nation’s history will be dealing with age-related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Take advantage of the dementia care training and education we offer to the Fort Worth community.

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Dementia Friendly Fort Worth

The Dementia Friendly Fort Worth initiative is part of Dementia Friendly America, a national movement to support and serve those living with dementia, as well as their family, friends, and care partners. By engaging and educating businesses and individuals across all sectors, we strive to foster dementia friendly environments throughout Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

Dementia Friendly Fort Worth

Contact: Gail Snider | gsnider@dementiafriendlyfw.org | 817-332-6266

What is the Dementia Friendly Fort Worth initiative?

The Dementia Friendly Fort Worth initiative is part of Dementia Friendly America, a national movement to support and serve those living with dementia, as well as their family, friends, and care partners. By engaging and educating businesses and individuals across all sectors, we strive to foster dementia friendly environments throughout Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

What can communities do to help?

Dementia Friendly America is a nationwide initiative that encourages and assists an all-sectors approach.

By taking an all-sectors approach to build engagement across America’s communities, the Dementia Friendly America initiative offers a national collaborative of more than 35 leading organizations to catalyze this movement and best practices to foster “dementia friendly” communities across the United States.

Dementia Friendly America provides resources and actions that all sectors of the community can take. We need people to help organize each of 10 dementia friendly initiative sectors, including:

  • Business
  • Community-based services and supports
  • Faith communities
  • Banks and financial services
  • Health care through the continuum
  • Legal and advanced planning services
  • Libraries
  • Local government
  • Residential and specialty care
  • Neighborhood and community members
Will you get involved? Will you help organize? Will you get educated and become dementia friendly?

The time is now to begin sector-based training and adoption of dementia friendly practices in our Greater Fort Worth community.

Contact: Linda Abel | lindaabel@charter.net

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