Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities – CARE Connections

How can community groups improve quality of life for people living with dementia and their family, care partners, and friends?

Wisconsin’s Fox Valley Memory Project has been fostering dementia-friendly communities for more than a decade. Learn more in the February issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the SoN’s Center for Aging Research and Education. Here’s an excerpt:

In the absence of good information, fears and negative assumptions about dementia thrive. “The stigma surrounding dementia is acute,” says McFadden. “We have to reduce it as much as possible.”

This month’s CARE Connections also includes a profile of CARE Affiliate Blair Golden, MD, MS; how family and friend caregivers can help older adults avoid falls; and news and events related to older adult health and well-being.

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This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 02/26/2024.