Dementia

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.

Recent Activity

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  1. How Robots Can Help People with Dementia

    A research team at the University of California San Diego is helping to pave the way for robots to help both people who are living with dementia and their caregivers.  The research incorporated people living with dementia who attended adult day centers, social workers and geriatric-nursing students at the centers, ...

  2. CAST Updates Safety Technology Selection Tool

    LeadingAge CAST has updated its Safety Technology Selection Tool with a new case study. It also added 10 new vendors and 13 new products to the online selection tool and matrix. The tool now offers information on 28 vendors and 47 products to ...

  3. New CAST Case Study: Improving Dementia Care with Social Engagement Tech

    A new CAST case study demonstrates how technology can improve quality of life for residents with dementia. "Increasing Engagement, Satisfaction, Physical Performance and Team Efficiencies through Social Engagement ...

  4. Funding Opportunity for 501(c)3s, Other Organizations for Dementia-Capable HCBS

    The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has offered grant funding to states and community-based programs to build and expand home and community-based services (HCBS) specifically for people with dementia since 2014. The purpose of these funds has been to develop ...

  5. What Have We Done for You Lately? – December 2018

    Here’s an overview of our work for you in December 2018.