What is a Dementia Friendly community? 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. Joining DFA means a community is engaging in a process to become more dementia friendly.

This national movement is spreading like a wild fire, and that is a good thing. Multiple communities in Dane County have embrace the idea, and working hard at training people and businesses on what dementia friendly means.

Downtown Madison is jumping on the bandwagon as well. Are you or a loved one dealing with dementia or memory loss? We would love to hear your ideas, and have you attend a meeting. Call Laura at (608) 267‑8650 for more information.

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