Dementia Friendly Communities
Dementia friendly communities are developing across the state and country involving civic, community and business leaders in cities and towns who are striving to create welcoming and friendly environments for their residents with dementia. This effort seeks the input from people living with dementia, as well as their caregivers, in addressing barriers in the community. The goal is to create a community where people living with dementia can remain active and safe.
The Dementia Care Specialist and members of the Eau Claire County Dementia Coalition can provide training to your business, organizations, or church group. By offering this training, you will help your organization heighten its awareness of dementia and be equipped to respond warmly and effectively when serving people living with dementia and their care partners.
View this video clip to experience the difference a Dementia Friendly Community can make for a person with early cognitive changes when attempting to complete daily tasks in their local community.
Dementia Live is a high impact, dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change. To learn more about how your family, business, church or organization can experience the simulation, contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center.
Eau Claire County Dementia Coalition
The dementia coalition consists of more than 30 providers, caregivers, and people living with dementia and aims to make life better for those with memory loss, dementia, their caregivers and the community of Eau Claire County through advocacy, resources, support, and education. Meetings are held every other month and include sub-committees that meet outside the coalition meeting dates.