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Dementia-Friendly Communities

Sixty percent of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias reside in the community. Twenty-five percent of these individuals live at home.* The USI GWEP seeks to walk alongside family caregivers, direct care providers, primary healthy providers, physicians, health professions students and USI faculty by educating and equipping our partners to better care and support those living with Alzheimer’s and related disorders. (*Source: 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations Report)

Video: Let's Talk about Dementia

Explore our partners for additional resources:

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USI Community: Let's Get Dementia Friendly!

A dementia friendly community is a village, town, city or county that is informed, safe and respectful of individuals with the disease, their families and caregivers and provides supportive options that foster quality of life.

Click here for upcoming informational sessions at the Minka House gardens or on Zoom.

Support Group for Students Who Are Dementia Care Partners

An Alzheimer’s Association support group for dementia care partners shares information, insight, advice and encouragement. Led by a trained facilitator, support groups provide an opportunity to learn from others who face the same challenges in a collaborative setting.

To learn more, click here.

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