What is a dementia friendly community?
Dementia Friendly is much more than simply being kind to those impacted by dementia. A dementia friendly community is one where those living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners feel respected, supported, and included in every day community life.
Those with dementia say they feel marginalized by society and feel excluded by friends, neighbors and every day community life. A landmark announcement made in July 2015 at the White House Conference on Aging launched the start of Dementia Friendly America. Communities, counties and even entire states are now taking action to change this. Montgomery County is one of over 70 communities across 29 states that have expressed an interest in putting Dementia Friendly Alabama “on the map.”