Dementia Friendly Fairfax: Dementia Friends Information Session
Take the first step to learning more about dementia! As a Dementia Friend you turn your new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community.
After participating in a Dementia Friends Information Session, participants can:
- Describe dementia and know the most common type of dementia
- State the five key messages about dementia
- Explain one approach to effectively communicate with a person with dementia
- Commit to an action as a Dementia Friend in your community
About Dementia Friendly Fairfax
Dementia Friendly Fairfax envisions our community as a place where people living with dementia and their care partners will be able to engage in a variety of activities, be supported in the highest quality of life, and can live independently for as long as possible.
Dementia Friendly Fairfax initiative started in July 2019 through a partnership with Goodwin House and Insight Memory Care Center. The Fairfax Area Commission on Aging and Fairfax Area Agency on Aging support Dementia Friendly Fairfax.
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"We participate in as many educational, support and social activities as possible which have given us hope, knowledge, strength, and friendships. So many wonderful activities help us navigate through a very challenging time in our lives. I really don't think I could keep my husband at home if it weren't for IMCC."