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Living, engaging and thriving in dementia-friendly communities.

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for a family member or friend living with dementia.

Dementia Friendly America is committed to fostering community support for people living with dementia and their essential care partners so they can safely remain and continue to engage in the community.

DFA in Your Community

A dementia-friendly community is a village, town, city or county that is informed, safe and respectful of individuals living with dementia, 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. Click here to learn more about Dementia Friendly Communities.

Dementia Friends USA

Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in the USA, changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. 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. Click here to learn more about Dementia Friends.