The Consortium of Lake Area Senior Services (CLASS) aims to increase dementia awareness in the Northeast Metro with its new initiative: Creating Dementia Friendly Communities.
A campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia is underway with the support of CLASS.
What are Dementia friendly communities?
Dementia friendly communities promote early diagnosis and quality care, offer memory loss services and supports, have welcoming and supportive faith communities, include supportive options for independent living and meaningful community engagement, are made up of businesses with dementia-informed services and environments for customers and employee caregivers and provide dementia-aware local government services, planning and emergency responses.
What is Dementia Friends?
Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way we think, talk and act about the disease. The Dementia Friends is offering free educational sessions to help you learn about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the program to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.