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DEMENTIA FRIENDLY DALLAS

Dementia Friends

Dementia Friendly Dallas is championing Dementia Friends Education sessions to further create a Dementia Friendly culture. Through the Dementia Friend education, individuals become aware of the signs and symptoms of dementia and learn best practices for communication. Additionally, participants learn the differences between typical aging and the signs and symptoms of dementia and they learn five key messages presented by persons with dementia.
The goal for the Dementia Friends initiative is to impact the individual behavior of citizens of all ages so that our friends with dementia can live, age and thrive safely in our communities. Dementia Friends learn to take their learning and turn it into purposeful action. It is up to all of us to help reduce the stigma of dementia. To learn more or to book a 1-hour dementia friend education session for your organization, family, club, school, or neighborhood, contact dementiafriendlydallas@gmail.com. Sessions can be provided in person at your location of choice or virtually for your group.
Additionally, DFD offers monthly virtual sessions on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 12 noon-1pm. These sessions are facilitated by volunteer Jane Hunley who also serves as our Dementia Friend Champion. Register for a virtual session here.
Watch the following video to see how you can make a difference as a Dementia Friend.