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, chronic disease, Dementia, older adults
This report, supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation, explores the care experienced by older adults in the U.S., including the number and types of care providers they see, along with the frequency with which they have contact with the health care system. It identifies areas where improvements are most needed and recognizes areas in which improvements are already under way. Finally, it notes challenges and opportunities presented by people with multiple chronic conditions and dementia. Source: Dartmouth Atlas
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.