Dementia Friendly Frederick

  1. Overview
  2. Vision 
  3. Accomplishments
  4. Steering Committee
  5. Getting Involved

Dementia Live Program
Looking for a deeper understanding into the lives of people with dementia? Join us for one of our Dementia Live training offered throughout the county. This simulation is aimed at helping us all develop more awareness, sensitivity and better communication and care practices.
Summer Schedule (PDF)

What is Dementia Friendly America? 

Dementia Friendly America (DFA) is a national network of communities, organizations and individuals seeking to ensure that communities across the U.S. are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers. Dementia friendly communities foster the ability of people living with dementia to remain in the community and engage and thrive in day to day living.

When did DFA begin? 

The DFA movement began in September 2015 following the White House Conference on Aging and is based upon Minnesota’s statewide successful initiative, ACT on Alzheimer's. DFA launched in 2015 with pilot communities in Denver, CO; Prince George's County, MD; Santa Clara County, CA; Tempeh, AZ; and the state of West Virginia.

What is a Dementia Friendly Community?

A dementia friendly community is a village, town, city or county that is an informed, safe and respectful place for individuals with the disease, their families and caregivers. A Dementia Friendly community provides supportive options that foster quality of life. Through membership in Dementia Friendly America, a community pledges to engage in a process to become more dementia friendly.