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Finding Ways to Stay Connected

For friends and community members, staying connected to a family experiencing dementia can at times be challenging. Families often report feeling lonely so it is important for those around them to find ways to stay engaged.

One way friends and community members can be helpful is to join the Dementia Friendly and Dementia Friends initatives.

Dementia Friendly Illinois


Dementia Friendly Illinois creates neighborhoods, towns, or counties which work to support those living with dementia.

Dementia Friends Illinois

Dementia Friends Illinois helps to show individuals how they can be supportive. Each friend learns about dementia and ways that can put that understanding into action. You can become a Dementia Friend online in just a few minutes.

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