Dementia Action Collaborative Communication

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the same rate of dementia as the general population. Individuals with Down syndrome or a head injury have higher rates of dementia. Older adults with Down syndrome are at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease. We want to make sure people with dementia in Washington State, and their loved ones, are empowered to fully participate in their communities. And we need your help! Read on for easy ways to get involved.

Spread the word!

  • Read this fact sheet with resources and great information on how to get involved.
  • Forward the fact sheets to anyone you know who might be interested in learning more about dementia-friendly communities – your friends, family members, neighbors, colleagues, partner organizations, coalitions, etc.

Get connected!

Are you getting started or already involved with developing dementia-friendly programs (i.e. Alzheimer’s Cafes, memory loss walking groups, art programs, etc.) or dementia-friendly initiatives in your community? Want to network or share resources related to dementia-friendly communities, with others around Washington State?

If so, please:

  • Respond to this brief 5-question survey, sharing what you’re interested in, and the best way for you to connect with others.
  • Deadline for response is Wednesday, May 30,  2017

This work stems from the Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC) – implementing the Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. In 2016, the DAC’s Dementia Friendly Communities team reviewed dementia-friendly programs and initiatives around the world, and created fact sheets highlighting the key elements of dementia-friendly communities for Washington State. This year, the team is working to distribute the fact sheets, while exploring statewide interest in networking and resource-sharing around the topic of dementia-friendly programs and initiatives.