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Dementia Friends Illinois Road Trips to Wisconsin

Dementia Friends is a global movement which encourages individuals to consider how they can support people in their communities who are living with dementia. Minnesota has been a leader in the Friends program, being the first state to have a Dementia Friends program in the United States. ICRN brought the initiative to Illinois about a year ago.

Now it’s Wisconsin’s turn to join the efforts. At their recent statewide conference, the Wisconsin Dementia Resource Network, invited Emily Farah-Miller of Minnesota and Susan Frick of Illinois to share their states’ efforts for a discussion as they look to begin their program.

Pictured Kathleen Smith, Susan Frick, Emily Farah-Miller, and Kate Kolwalski. Kathleen and Kate will be the Master Champions for their state as the roll out Dementia Friends Wisconsin.


Last Updated on May 11, 2018

Published by Raj C. Shah, MD

I am geriatrician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center.

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