Dementia Friendly Doylestown
- A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AMERICA COMMUNITY -
Community participants engage with a Dementia Aware America discussion.
- Our Mission -
Promote Dementia Awareness through community-wide sector engagement. Sectors include Retail, Hospitality, Financial, Government, First Responders, Healthcare, Faith-Based Communities, Nonprofits, Transportation, Housing, Home Care Service Providers, Community Care Organizations & More.
Importantly, we seek to include those living with Dementia and their care partners in all we do.
We recognize that Dementia is not a disease in and of itself but rather the outward expression of memory loss, behavioral and functional changes, and a myriad of other cognitive challenges that can occur along with diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease; Vascular Dementia; Lewy Body Dementia; Frontotemporal Dementia; CTE (chronic concussion-related Dementia), traumatic brain injury (TBI), among many others.
We understand that Dementia is often misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and subject to stigma, fear, taboo, and apathy. Our goal is to create a ready, supportive and informed environment committed to truth, love, and compassion.
We offer an "open door" to all those affected and seek to make the most meaningful actions today in order to create the best possible tomorrows.
We are philosophically aligned with the following initiatives: AARP Age-Friendly Communities, USAging Dementia Friendly, Dementia Friends, and the World Health Organization's Global Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.
HELP US BUILD A NATIONWIDE LIST OF COMMUNITY-WIDE INITIATIVES...
Founding Community: Doylestown, Bucks County, PA
Dementia Society of America
Bucks County Commissioners
Bucks County Area Agency on Aging
Bucks County Department of Consumer Protection
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Central Bucks Regional Police Department
Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services
Doylestown Fire Company
James A. Michener Art Museum
The Cornerstone Clubs
Citizens & Northern Bank
Important Notice: Dementia Society of America (DSA) does not provide medical advice. The contents herein are for informational purposes only and are not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. DSA does not endorse any of the resources listed herein or within separate sites linked to. The information contained within these directories is thought to be reliable but is not guaranteed to be accurate. It is primarily compiled from provider descriptions of their own services as well as other public data sources and is subject to change without further notice. For help with finding resources, please call our Info Line at 1-800-DEMENTIA.
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