Dementia Friendly @ Work
The ACT on Alzheimer’s® Dementia Friendly @ Work training is a one hour educational session for staff of business and service organizations, as well as other community settings. The training focuses on understanding dementia, communication tips and taking action to create an environment that is safe, respectful, and welcoming for people living with dementia.
More than 100,000 Minnesotans have dementia or a related disorder. It’s projected that the number of Alzheimer’s cases and other dementias will triple by 2050. These numbers directly impact family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, colleagues, clients, and customers.
- Learn what dementia is and some Alzheimer’s facts
- Recognize the early signs of Alzheimer's
- Learn tips for communicating and interacting with a person who has dementia
- Learn tips for creating a dementia-friendly physical space
- Get familiar with resources in your community
Preparing and Conducting the Training
Follow these six steps to help you prepare for, conduct, and the follow up the training
Step 1: Download and read the Trainer’s Guide (rev. 9/14/17)
Step 2: Customize the Marketing Flyer and advertise the training
Step 3: Schedule the training
Step 5: Complete the On-line Reporting Form
Step 6: Recognize participants
Take a photo of participants holding the Working to Become Dementia Friendly Poster
Print ad of Business Working to Become Dementia Friendly
Offer Working to Become Dementia Friendly Window Clings
The ACT on Alzheimer's® Dementia Friendly Communities Toolkit, provider practice tools, dementia training, and related resources may be reproduced, adapted, or both when these restrictions are followed:
Acknowledgement of ACT on Alzheimer's must appear in print and online. Use this citation: Reproduced (or Adapted) from ACT on Alzheimer's® developed tools and resources.
ACT on Alzheimer's® developed tools and resources cannot be sold in their original form or in a modified/adapted form.