Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, is a national health epidemic(link is external) that cannot be ignored-particularly in the workplace, where an increasing number of employees are balancing career responsibilities with the challenges of caring for a loved one. A 2006 study by the MetLife Mature Market Institute(link is external) found that caregiving costs American employers between $17 billion and $34
A dementia-friendly organization is one whose staff has been trained in how best to serve its customers who have dementia and one that has looked at its environment and made the changes needed to help improve the the experience for individuals who struggle with memory challenges. To become a dementia-friendly organization; the organization must commit
We are an aging society, and more and more people will be living with dementia in the future. Health & Human Services staff at the Sheboygan County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) are working to create awareness around this condition, in tandem with providing other services to senior citizens and people with disabilities in
The Purple Angel shown in a window is the universal symbol worldwide for dementia friendliness. It’s a welcoming symbol that says employees have gotten dementia awareness training and are sensitive to the needs of customers who may have dementia.
The typical path for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, is now understood to begin in middle age and progress slowly over the next couple of decades before it begins to interfere with daily life. More than 70% of people with dementia live in their own homes or in the home of a
A dementia friendly organization is one whose staff has been trained in how best to serve its customers who have dementia and one that has looked at its environment and made the changes needed to help improve the experience for individuals who struggle with memory challenges. One an organization has been designated dementia-friendly, they will receive
The people of Wisconsin are coming together to support their families, friends, and neighbors living with dementia. Whether someone lives in a small town or a large city, whether they are young or old, anyone can get involved in helping their community to become dementia friendly.Wisconsin’s Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Project is a partnership effort