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Dementia Friendly Baltimore County

More than 110,000 Maryland residents live with dementia and by 2025, this number is expected to increase to 130,000. Dementia is a general term for memory changes that create challenges in daily living, organizing, planning and communication. Alzheimer’s is the most common disease causing dementia, although there are others. 

Dementia Friendly Communities Defined

Increased awareness, innovative programming and resources help support persons living with dementia, memory challenges, Alzheimer’s, and their care partners, so that they can continue to create and experience meaningful lives. A dementia friendly community is informed, safe and respectful of these individuals across all sectors, so that they can access the resources they seek to experience a sense of belonging, purpose, well-being and home. These resources include:

  • Memory loss supports and services
  • Legal and financial planning services
  • Communities of faith
  • Banking institutions
  • Transportation, housing and public spaces
  • Neighbors and community members
  • Emergency planning and first response
  • Independent living and community engagement
  • Business and employers
  • Care throughout the continuum

Equity, Access and Inclusion in Baltimore County

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Dementia Friendly Baltimore County (DFBC) has joined the Dementia Friendly America network and is working closely with Age-Friendly Baltimore County to align their efforts, ensuring that persons of all ages, cultures, abilities and interests can access the resources they need to create the life they choose. With this "Better Together" approach, supported by both AARP and Dementia Friendly America, DFBC invites individuals from all sectors to join in these vibrant efforts to make all domains of living both age and dementia friendly.  

How to Participate

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