State Agency Unveils “Building Dementia- Friendly Communities” Tool Kit

Guide will help communities and businesses develop ways to be accessible and welcoming to people with dementia and their care partners

MADISON —Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades today unveiled the agency’s latest step toward making the state dementia-capable. The “Building Dementia-Friendly Communities” tool kit provides guidance to communities and businesses to become more accessible and welcoming to residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their care partners—most often a spouse or adult child.

“We know that dementia is a progressive disease, and people who have been diagnosed with it still want to follow their usual routines as long as they’re able. This tool kit offers creative ideas and insights on how to help people with memory issues, and their caregivers, feel more comfortable and less isolated in their communities,” Rhoades said.

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