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Dementia Friendly Essentials
All sectors of community can play a valuable role in fostering dementia friendliness
Banks and Financial Services
Banks and Financial Services are dementia-aware and responsive
Neighbors and Community Members
Neighbors and community members are understanding and supportive
Legal and Advance Planning Services
Legal and Advance Planning Services are dementia-aware and responsive
Libraries provide access to resources, services, and programs for people living with dementia and their families
Community-based Services and Supports
Independent living options maximize quality of life through meaningful engagement and community supports
Transportation, housing, and public spaces enable people with dementia to navigate community
Communities of faith are welcoming, engaging, and accommodating to those with cognitive impairment
Residential and Specialty Care
Memory loss supports and services that are provided through specialized, dementia friendly residential options
Videos offer dementia friendly guidance and simple steps each sector can take
Health Care Throughout the Continuum
Health care throughout the continuum promotes early diagnosis and specialized care
Businesses foster dementia-supportive customer service and environments and support employee caregivers
Improve care for people with dementia with dementia friendly environments in acute care settings
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