ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Dementia Friendly America: Forging New Roles for All of Us

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ASA Chicagoland Roundtable

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ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Dementia Friendly America: Forging New Roles for All of Us

Friday, June 1, 2018
8:30 am – 10:30 am


Professional Building 
1725 W Harrison St
Searle Conference Center
Elevator II 5th floor 542 Brainard
Chicago, IL 60612

Dementia Friendly America (DFA) is a national movement to engage communities in planning, education, outreach, collaboration, and advocacy to maximize the quality of life, community participation, and independence for people living with dementia and their care partners. It personifies the belief that people with chronic health conditions prefer to remain in their own home as long as possible. 

DFA is the joint effort of thirty national agencies to create natural support networks within communities to meet the dramatic increase in dementia over the next decades if there are no medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow, or cure these diseases. The DFA movement demonstrates how all aspects of community life can naturally support the inclusion of people with dementia and their families. The panelists will:

Share personal challenges and concerns that arise and how the community can best support independent living during the early stages of memory loss.

Explain how Illinois is partnering with Dementia Friendly America at the state and community levels.

Demonstrate how focus groups conducted with people in the early stage of dementia and our partners can identify cultural differences in stigma associated with dementia, caregiving, and accessing community supports.

Share two approaches a community can take in supporting the needs of people with dementia and their caregiver(s)/family: Memory Café, and Tales and Travel Memory Program.

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2018 Chicago Roundtable Schedule

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