Georgia Department of Human Services is Newest State Lead for Dementia Friends

The Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging has become the newest Dementia Friends program partner. Dementia Friends USA, administered by Dementia Friendly America in the U.S., is part of a global movement developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom that aims to help everyone in a community understand what dementia is, how it affects people, and how everyone can make a difference for people touched by dementia. In order to expand the program across the state, the Division of Aging plans to partner with new and existing partners in health care, academia, government, and community organizations. It will also continue working with the Georgia Gerontology Society to bolster current dementia friendly community efforts happening statewide. Learn if your state is one of 19 states now offering Dementia Friends sessions.