Dementia Friendly Wyoming partners with local Home Depot

Dementia Friendly Wyoming (DFW), a program of the Hub on Smith and a grant recipient from the Administration for Community Living, is partnering with their local Home Depot store to develop a home safety educational campaign for persons living with dementia. Over the last year, DFW provided one-hour educational sessions to Home Depot management in Sheridan, WY, on understanding and recognizing signs of dementia, learning how to communicate with individuals who have dementia and connecting them to resources. This training is now being provided to all Home Depot staff in Sheridan, WY.

Additional plans are underway to provide home safety educational displays throughout the store. Dementia Friendly Wyoming isn’t stopping with local Home Depot stores—they’re taking their trainings to the local Walmart and have already provided dementia-friendly training to management and will soon train front-line staff.