Event Title

Building a Dementia Friendly Community

Location

BTSU - 314 (Paper Session IV - Enhancing Dementia Care and Programs)

Event Website

http://www.alz.org/nwohio/

Start Date

24-4-2015 11:30 AM

End Date

24-4-2015 12:30 PM

Description

In 2007 the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter and The Hancock County Agency on Aging began discussing ways to create a dementia friendly community. Several county agencies, businesses and organizations quickly joined in to develop mission and vision statements; coalition structure and membership; and specific goals toward creating a community that is aware, accepting, supportive and inclusive of individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in Ohio. In 2007 and to date, there are few dementia capable community models from which to base efforts. Lessons learned, unexpected outcomes, and successes will be shared with the audience, as one of the Coalition’s goals is to create a model of dementia capability that can be replicated and sustained in other communities.

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Building a Dementia Friendly Community

BTSU - 314 (Paper Session IV - Enhancing Dementia Care and Programs)

In 2007 the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter and The Hancock County Agency on Aging began discussing ways to create a dementia friendly community. Several county agencies, businesses and organizations quickly joined in to develop mission and vision statements; coalition structure and membership; and specific goals toward creating a community that is aware, accepting, supportive and inclusive of individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in Ohio. In 2007 and to date, there are few dementia capable community models from which to base efforts. Lessons learned, unexpected outcomes, and successes will be shared with the audience, as one of the Coalition’s goals is to create a model of dementia capability that can be replicated and sustained in other communities.

http://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/oagec/BreakoutTwo/BTSU314/2