The number of individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias continues to grow. Regardless of setting, LeadingAge members of all provider types, are striving to improve the lived experience of individuals with dementia, and their care partners. While we hope for a cure, our focus is on developing services and supports that meet the needs of those living with the diseases now. As the aging services field and demographics change, people living with dementia are advocating for new kinds of housing, services and supports that allow them to continue to thrive in the setting of their choice, long after diagnosis.

Throughout our work, you’ll find person-directed resources, and a focus on the true experts—those living with dementia.

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  1. Virtual Reality Calms Residents during COVID-19

    After COVID-19 ended group activities, virtual reality brought more calm and less sundowning among more than 400 residents at four Pillars senior living communities in Minnesota.   The Pillars, a LeadingAge Provider Member, first offered WellnessVR ...

  2. Virtual Dementia Care Assists During COVID-19

    During the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, a new virtual dementia care offering can provide support to family caregivers and prevent Emergency Room visits.   GLENNERCARE comes from the nonprofit George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, with three adult ...

  3. Dementia and COVID-19: Culture Change, Communication, and Creativity

    In response to requests for more resources related to dementia and COVID-19, I gathered (virtually) a group of providers and collaborators to garner their insight.    As always, I was moved by our community of elder-serving professionals. I was also struck by some themes that emerged: culture change, ...

  4. Member News – February 2020

    CAST Welcomes 2 New Sponsors LeadingAge CAST is pleased to welcome two new members: K4Connect has joined as a Silver Partner with CAST Upgrade. K4Connect creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, ...

  5. Caregiver Names Top Technologies for Senior Living

    A family caregiver has identified technologies she believes will help senior living communities improve their operations. Author Annabelle Carter Short is a primary caregiver for her mother, who is living with dementia, and wrote an article for McKnight’s Senior Living.  "