Resource Listing

Dementia Friendly America is proud to be a clearinghouse for dementia friendly resources that will guide dementia friendly practices and initiatives nationwide. The resources listed below are carefully selected and curated by Dementia Friendly America with the aim to provide support to work being undertaken within dementia friendly community initiatives by all sectors and individuals. 

Personal Services

Additional Resources

For Caregivers and Caregiving

Eldercare Locator

American Medical Association, Caregiver Self-Assessment

24/7 Helpline, 1-800-272-3900

Adult Day Care Locator and Articles

Alzheimer’s Association, Caregiver Stress

Caregiver Action Network

Caregiver Center

Caregiving Resource Center

National Alliance for Caregiving

National Family Caregiver Support Program

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization – state by state advanced directive forms

National Institutes for Health, Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide (English)

National Institutes for Health, Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide (Spanish)

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Respite Care | Alzheimer’s Association

For Youth and Universities

DFA Webinar: Youth Engagement in Dementia Friendly Efforts (May, 2019)

Alzheimer’s Association, Parent’s Guide

Dementia Friendly Massachusetts

Dementia Friendly University and Education Partnerships Webinar Slides

Dementia in My Family (Pre-School, 5-8 Years, 9-12 Years, 13-15 Years, and 16+)

Hilarity for Charity (Online Support Groups and HFC U)

Youth Movement Against Alzheimers

Communication and Customer Service

Alzheimer’s Society – Communicating

Alzheimer’s Society Canada, Person Centered Language

Best Practices for Customers with Dementia

Dementia Action Alliance, Living Fully with Dementia: Words Matter

Dementia Australia, Language Guidelines

The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project

Direct Marketing Association, Guidelines for Call Centres Dealing with Vulnerable Consumers

Environmental Resources 

Alzheimer’s Association, Designing Environments for Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Friendly Physical Environment Checklist

Investigation of Eligible Picture Categories for Use as Environmental Cues in Dementia Sensitive Environments

Neighborhoods for Life: A checklist of Recommendations for Designing Dementia-Friendly Outdoor Environments

Neighborhoods for Life: Designing dementia friendly outdoor environments

Wayfinding for People With Dementia: The Role of Architectural Design


Alzheimer’s Canada, Dementia Friendly Communities: Dementia-Friendly Communities Pilot Program Evaluation Report

The Development and Testing of the Dementia Friendly Communities Environment Assessment Tool

Evaluation of ‘Dementia Friends’ programme for undergraduate nursing students: Innovative practice

Reflections and Recommendations for Conducting In-Depth Interviews With People With Dementia


Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, At Home with Alzheimer’s Disease – Useful Adaptations to the Home Environment

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Housing Options for People Living with Dementia – Volume 1

Making Your Home Dementia Friendly

National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center, Home Safety for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Physical Activity

Activity Resources

Do you have a resource to share with DFA?

Dementia Friendly America works with leaders in the movement to identify resources to help communities as they work to become more dementia friendly. Please complete our Contact Us form and select, “Submit Resources” and include a link to your resource or tool to share with the DFA network.