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Aging in America Conference
April 15-18, 2019
New Orleans, LA

Aging in America Conference April 15-18, 2019 New Orleans, LA

Aging in America


Dementia Friendly America: What Your Community Needs to Know to Get Involved

More than five million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Nearly 60 percent of people with dementia live at home and one in seven individuals lives alone. Co-chaired and administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with the support of more than 40 national organizations, Dementia Friendly America (DFA) (http://www.dfamerica.org/) supports communities across the country that are working to adopt dementia-friendly practices.

Dementia Friendly America’s vision is that each part of community—whether it is health care, business, banking, legal services, transportation, faith communities, libraries or local government (and more!)—plays a role in supporting people with dementia and caregivers.

Learn how your community can join the movement that over 200 communities across 43 states have embarked upon! Attend the Dementia Friendly America Webinar on November 1 at 2 p.m. ET. Participants will learn about the Dementia Friendly America initiative and hear from two communities that are successfully implementing dementia-friendly initiatives. A special focus will be placed on ways your community can take simple steps, with the support of Dementia Friendly America’s website and technical assistance resources, to become dementia friendly. Register here.

Discussion lists hosted by the Commission on Law and Aging

Discussion lists hosted by the Commission on Law and Aging

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Every other month, you will receive timely and valuable legal information pertaining to older persons, generated through the collective efforts of public and private bar groups and the national aging network.

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