Dementia Friendly America

The Dementia Friendly America movement began in September 2015 following the White House Conference on Aging and is based on 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; Tempe, AZ; and the state of West Virginia.

Dementia Friendly America is an all-sector approach to providing services for individuals living with dementia and their families. We all have a part to play in creating a community where all people can live, age, and thrive.

Sectors of our community can be Dementia Friendly by doing the following: