Dementia Friendly America is a national network of communities, organizations and individuals seeking to ensure that communities across the U.S. are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers. Dementia friendly communities foster the ability of people living with dementia to remain in the community and engage and thrive in day to day living.
Communities across North Carolina are embracing the Dementia Friendly movement. NC4A in partnership with the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services is helping to train Dementia Friends Champions across the state to provide free training that changes the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Learn more about Dementia Friends at dementiafriendsusa.org Contact your local Area Agency on Aging if you would like more information about training opportunities to become a Dementia Friend. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia.