Dementia-Friendly America (DFA) is a national network of communities, organizations and individuals seeking to ensure that communities across the U.S. are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers. Dementia friendly communities foster the ability of people living with dementia to remain in community and engage and thrive in day to day living. DFA helps communities work towards becoming informed, safe and respectful of individuals with the disease, their families and caregivers and provides supportive options that foster quality of life.
LA County Bring Our Loved Ones Home (BOLOH) is a task force created to protect the safety of those suffering from autism, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other memory-related afflictions through a Countywide system and first responder training program designed to expedite the recovery time of individuals who wander from their families and caregivers.
Rockport Healthcare Services’ A Heart to Serve offers residents of nursing homes, even those with physical and cognitive challenges, the opportunity to volunteer on teams that give back to their communities by preparing and serving meals for the homeless.