Dementia Action Collaborative

In January 2016, our state released the first State Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias that contains goals, strategies, and recommendations as a blueprint for action.  The Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC) has led the implementation of the 2016 State Plan and over the past year has been updating this plan. The updated 2023-2028 State Plan will be posted on or around Oct 1st.   

The Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC), started in 2016, is a group of public and private partners committed to preparing Washington state for the growth of the population living with dementia. 

Upcoming Meeting:

The DAC will have its next full group meeting on September 28, 2023 (location and time to be determined). We welcome members of the public at our meetings. 

If you want receive upcoming DAC meeting notices, please email dacpublic@dhs.wa.gov to request to be added to the DAC Stakeholder List.


Read the DAC Informational Sheet or the DAC Progress Report 2022 to learn more information.


 

Resources for Dementia Caregivers During Covid-19 (updated 2/1/2023)

About DAC

DAC Meetings


Looking for information about memory loss or dementia?

Find help, guidance and planning tools at memorylossinfowa.org

Resources for Individuals, Families, and Community Organizations

Resources & Tools for Health Care Providers

Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

“Let’s Talk Dementia” Mini-Videos

Six brief videos featuring Washingtonians with dementia and their care partners, talking about the value of early diagnosis and what they suggest for living well with dementia.

  1. I'm still me  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sAUXEbxMO4
  2. No regrets  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d35CZYSvSQ
  3. What is the harm in finding out?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNX7DEczFXk
  4. Tips from Washingtonians who are living well with dementia  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYMJU5cMCxI
  5. Tips for family and care partners  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYThPmp3Yw4
  6. Creating more dementia-friendly communities  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dXyXTNHw1w
  7. All videos (combined)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMRctgGWr3w

Dementia-Friendly Resources

Alzheimer’s State Plan/Dementia Action Collaborative Documents