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How to make your community dementia friendly

You can be part of making your community safe and respectful for persons with dementia. There are many ways to get involved.

Dementia Friendly Massachusetts is a grassroots movement to make our state “dementia friendly." In dementia friendly communities, people with dementia feel safe and supported. There are many ways you can help.

Watch A brief video

Watch this 1 minute video to see what “dementia friendly” could look like in your community.

Visit, promote, or start a memory café

Memory cafés welcome people with dementia, their families, and friends. They're in a variety of places including coffeehouses, museums, or community organizations: 

Join others in your community

Share ideas and join others to make your community dementia friendly. To learn how, contact Pam MacLeod at pam.macleod@mass.gov.

Learn more about dementia and spread awareness

  • Raise awareness of dementia and connect people in your community to programs and services. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900. 
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