Building a Supportive Community
A Supportive Community for those living with dementia and their caregivers should be a compassionate and inclusive environment that acknowledges, respects, and values the unique experiences and needs of individuals affected by dementia. This community should foster meaningful connections, provide access to essential resources, and promote a sense of belonging and well-being through collaborative efforts, education and advocacy.
By embracing empathy, understanding and empowerment, a supportive community strives to enhance the quality of life for all, enabling them to navigate the challenges of dementia with dignity, purpose, and hope.
Opportunities for Social Engagement Together
- Continuing Connections Program: Social engagement for individuals with dementia and their partners, including music, exercise, art, outings and peer lunches.
- Memory Cafés: Social get-together with some entertainment and light refreshments
- Alzheimer’s Association Family Conference: Annual virtual conference providing education and the opportunity for conversation about dementia
Opportunities for Social Engagement for Individuals Living with Dementia and Respite for Caregivers
- Early Stage Social Engagement Programs (Alzheimer’s Association)
- Early Stage Support Groups (Alzheimer’s Association)
- DayBreak Programs (Senior Centers)
- Adult Social Day Programs
- Companion Care
- Adult Day Health Program
Opportunities for Social Engagement and Support for Caregivers
- Caregiver Support Groups
- Educational Programs (Alzheimer’s Association, LTC facilities)
- Mental Health Therapy, Lifecoach
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