Publication Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation

Dementia describes a set of symptoms associated with the progressive decline of an individual’s cognitive function, often becoming severe enough to interfere with everyday activities. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, although dementia can be caused by a number of conditions, such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury (Alzheimer’s Association, 2015).…Read more »

News You Can Use: Key Partners & Organizations

Alzheimer’s Association, National Partner The Alzheimer’s Association® is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research, the Association includes its headquarters in Chicago, a public policy office in Washington, D.C., and a presence in communities across the country.…Read more »

Become a Dementia Friend

Dementia Friendly America, a national collaborative just launched the Dementia Friends program in the United States. Dementia Friends is a global initiative that began in the United Kingdom and aims to empower and educate individuals about dementia. Dementia Friends is designed to raise awareness about dementia and educate individuals and communities about how they can…Read more »

PBS Documentary – Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts airs on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 @ 9:00 p.m. CENTRAL time.

Dementia Friendly America and Dementia Friends USA is partnering with PBS as they launch a documentary called Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts. The 60-minute documentary airs on Wednesday, January 25th at 9:00 p.m. Central Time. Viewers will be guided to a website that provides them with links that enable them to become a Dementia Friend or…Read more »