SNAP cares about the impact of dementia in our communities. SNAP services and programs strive to support neighbors who wish to age in place, for as long as possible. Our SNAP support system includes providing resources to families and individuals impacted by dementia.
Here are some tools to engage our community in discussions about dementia:
- Learn more about the Dementia Friendly America initiative, which was launched in 2015, by 35 national organizations which used a Minnesota community engagement plan, ACT on Alzheimer’s, as a basis to effectively support and serve families living with dementia.
- Dementia Friends USA has this link that describes “dementia-friendly” cities:
- Here is some information on the AARP Age-Friendly Communities initiative.
- Here is the Alzheimer’s Association web toolkit of online Live Well Resources.
- Watch this Dementia Friends video. Video to be shown at the January 28, 2019 SNAP Education program on Age-Friendly Communities. Presenters: Morgen Hartford, Regional Director, and Jodi Goalstone, Regional Leadership Committee, Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter. Learn more about the SNAP program here. To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter, please see this link.