NCAAA: Dementia Friends Connecticut

What is Dementia Friends Connecticut?

Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia.   Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends movement is now spreading through Connecticut. 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.

Want to be a Dementia Friend?

To become a Dementia Friend, you join others in a one-hour information session to learn five key messages and a bit about what it’s like to live with dementia.  As a Dementia Friend, your new understanding and attitudes will guide the practical actions you can take to help someone with dementia living in your community.                                           
Dementia Friendly Sector-Based Training                    

Does your organization serve people living with dementia? We have developed highly customized training for first responders, libraries, banks, housing professionals, restaurants, and nutrition service providers. Don’t see your sector listed? No worries, we want to partner with you to ensure that you can best serve people living with dementia.   
The Area Agencies on Aging are proud to support Dementia Friends Connecticut by becoming Champions ourselves. Join the Dementia Friends movement by requesting an Information Session today!   If you are caring for a family member living with Alzheimer’s Disease or any other related dementia and could use some assistance, please check out our NCAAA Respite Care Services  page.   We’re here to help!
For more information or to schedule a Dementia Friends Information Session or Sector-Based Training, contact Erica DeFrancesco at [email protected] or call (860) 681-4781

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