Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, and
the Tufts Health Plan Foundation convened a summit on May 9, 2016 that brought together
leaders from 84 organizations interested in age-friendly and dementia-friendly work. A need identified at the Summit was for a comprehensive look at the work currently being done on agefriendly and dementia-friendly activities. This report addresses this need by highlighting findings of an environmental scan (i.e., in-depth inventory) of dementia-friendly and age-friendly communities conducted between August 2016 and January 2017 by a research team at the Gerontology Institute of the University of Massachusetts Boston led by professors Beth Dugan and Nina Silverstein. Our aim is to not “reinvent the wheel,” but to facilitate and accelerate stakeholder progress in making Massachusetts a great place to grow up and grow old in.
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Dementia-Friendly
The Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative (DMFI) is a whole-community response to creating dementia friendly communities. Dementia friendly communities are safe, informed, and respectful and engage all members of the community to meet the needs of the growing number of people living with dementia to remain part of the fabric of our vibrant community life. The DMFI is convened by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and many partner organizations.
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Fall Prevention, Physical Activity
This resource provides information on the health benefits of swimming for people of all ages. It also shares the benefits of swimming for those with arthritis, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.
Tags: Advanced Care Planning, Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Dementia, Elder Abuse, End of Life, Fall Prevention, Family Caregiving, Home Care and Care Transitions, Housing, Intergenerational Programs, LGBT Aging, Medication Management, Mental Health, Older Workers, Pain Management, Physical Activity, Reducing Isolation, Social Engagement
The Eldercare Locator is a database by the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects users to services for older adults and their families.