DEMENTIA FRIENDLY DENVER 2017-2018 PROJECTS

  1. Community Education Events
    Community Education EventsOngoing community-wide public education sessions to build awareness of dementia  basics, warning signs, caregiver skills and self-care, communication tips, risk reduction, research updates, and available resources.
  2. Dementia Resource Guides
    These guides list contact info and support resources for various dementia organizations in the Denver area. They will be distributed at community events and venues.
  3. Dementia Friendly Business Designations 
    Denver area businesses can earn a Dementia Friendly Business designation by pledging to treat customers and caregivers affected by dementia with respect and sensitivity and by offering employee Dementia 101 Lunch and Learn sessions.
  4. Dementia Training for Government Employees
    Dementia Friendly Denver will provide ongoing Dementia 101 Lunch and Learns for Denver area City, County, State and Federal government departments and agencies.
  5. Advance Planning for Family Caregivers
    This education focuses on defining the medical, legal, financial, and care planning essentials and related resources for families caring for loved ones with dementia, with special emphasis on underserved populations.
  6. Dementia Friendly Monthly Sunday Dinners
    Participating restaurants will provide a quiet dining area and ensure servers complete a brief online dementia communication training. Families can make reservations to provide a dementia friendly restaurant dinner for their loved ones.
  7. Dementia Friendly Worship Services
    DFD will provide dementia training for Denver area clergy of various faiths who will then organize periodic dementia friendly worship services for their congregations.
  8. Dementia Information Wallet Cards
    One version can be given to others to indicate that their companion may demonstrate dementia behaviors and another version indicates that the card bearer has completed dementia friendly training. All cards include dementia communication tips.

Dementia Friendly Denver

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Our goal …

Our goal is to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their families in the Denver area.