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. Stop the Hysteria about Dementia

    The firehose of news we receive each day about the predictors of dementia sends some pretty dangerous messages to the average consumer, writes Kirsten Jacobs.

  2. 3 Technologies to Balance Monitoring and Privacy

    For senior living communities, balancing vigilance and resident independence is important—and technology can help.   A recent guest column in McKnight's Senior Living, "

  3. 694 Ways to Improve Services and Supports for People with Dementia

    Recommendations from a recent federally supported summit could guide future research investments in the field of care, services, and supports for people living with dementia. They could also impact the work of LeadingAge members, says Kirsten Jacobs.

  4. Partnerships Address Transportation and Dementia Care; Awards Given

    Lyft Teams with Allscripts to Get Patients to Medical Appointments LeadingAge CAST Supporter Lyft and Allscripts, a health care information technology firm, have teamed on a transportation project to ensure that more lower-income patients keep their doctor's appointments,

  5. In Their Own Words: Living with Dementia

    Mary Radnofsky, Tracey Lind, Brian Van Buren, and Brian LeBlanc spoke frankly at this year’s PEAK Leadership Summit about the challenges and blessings of living with dementia, and how providers of aging services can offer meaningful support to them and others who share their journey.