New Jersey Building Dementia Friendly Communities in Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Dementia Friendly New Jersey helps enable people living with dementia continue living in the community while engaging and thriving in their daily lives. The New Jersey Dementia Friendly Task Force has started working in Atlantic and Cape May counties, with plans for statewide expansion. Comprised of leaders from local governments, businesses, the community and the health care sector, Dementia Friendly New Jersey has adopted Dementia Friendly America’s sector approach to ensuring New Jersey becomes more dementia friendly. In doing so, Dementia Friendly New Jersey is working with various community sectors to foster and encourage dementia-friendly practices by providing outreach and training in the following areas: signs/symptoms, communication/behaviors and Virtual Dementia Tours.