Dementia Friendly Communities Train the Trainer program

Event Dates

  • Thursday, 04/18/2024 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Event Description

About:  Dementia is affecting many people in our community. Currently over 5 million people have Alzheimer’s disease in our country and the numbers are expected to double in the next 30 years. There are also other diseases and conditions that cause dementia. The majority of these individuals live in the community. They are customers, friends and neighbors.

A Dementia-Friendly Business is one that:

  • Recognizes the signs that a customer has memory and thinking impairment
  • Understands how to communicate with the person with memory loss
  • Assists its customers so they can continue to patronize their business and feel connected
  • Provides good customer service to people with dementia and to their caregivers
  • Considers environmental changes that may help their customers with dementia navigate better

 

The Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative is currently looking for people who interested in learning how to become a volunteer trainer in your community and as a Dementia Friendly Champion spreading this initiative. Get equipped to train others other to engage with and respond effectively when serving individuals living with dementia and their families.

Presenter: Ellen Taylor, Dementia Care Specialist, Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County

What to know/bring: Dementia training along with a walkthrough of the Dementia Friendly Business training will be provided. This program is offered on a quarterly basis.

Location

Training will be held virtually via Zoom.

Contact

To register for this program, contact Ellen Taylor at (608) 240-7400 or at taylor.ellen@countyofdane.com