Living in a Dementia Friendly Community
Imagine an older woman at the grocery store. She’s come with her husband to buy milk, but they’ve accidentally been separated. Suddenly, it becomes difficult for her to remember why she’s there or who she came with. She’s lost and scared, looking for a friendly person to help.
For the five million Americans living with dementia and fifteen million caregivers, this scenario is a real possibility in their everyday life.
You see the older woman looking confused as she wanders the aisle. Being a certified “Dementia Friend,” you calmly approach her and ask if she needs assistance. Instead of letting this situation escalate, you’re equipped to provide support and kindness to those living with dementia.