Additional Dementia Friendly Resources

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Sector Specific Resources

Some key sector specific resources provided by Dementia Friendly America include the following:

  1. Banks and Financial Services
  2. Neighbors and Community Members
  3. Legal and Advance Planning Services
  4. Government, Community, and Mobility Planning
  5. Health Care throughout the Continuum
  6. Libraries
  7. Communities of Faith
  8. Businesses
  9. Community-based Services and Supports
  10. Memory Loss Supports and Services
  11. Government: Emergency Planning and Response
  12. Hospitals

State-wide Resources by Community Sector





  • Illinois Library Association
  • Illinois has three library systems – Chicago Public Library, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS).  RAILS has created a “Serving Patrons with Dementia Group” which holds quarterly meetings and has a listserv and web page.
  • The American Library Association has an Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Interest Group (IGARD). Although this is a national group, it doese include a “National Survey of Current Practices” where libraries self-identify if they offer programs and services to persons living with dementia.   This can a good resource for communities to help them identify model libraries in their area to contact and emulate.



 Community Based Services and Support


Local Government

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