No one walking the dementia journey has to walk alone.

History of Dementia-Friendly Communities

By: Cyndy Tuesday November 10, 2015 comments

The concept of Dementia-Friendly Communities has existed for many years in the UK and Australia. In recent years, Wisconsin and Minnesota have had several communities become dementia-friendly and both states continue with initiatives to assist more communities striving to accomplish dementia-friendly environments. Northern Colorado is inundated with compassionate professionals, care partners, and community residents ready and able to make our area safe and welcoming to all of those who live with cognitive impairment.

Please join us by spreading the word about this initiative to increase awareness and effective responsiveness to those people affected by dementia in our communities. Now is the time to show that we in Northern Colorado believe that all lives matter. We are well positioned to join together to help those living with dementia know that we stand ready to walk their journeys with them, replacing their despair with hope, replacing anxiety with moments of contentment and joy, and replacing isolation with connection.

If you would like to support or participate in this initiative, please email or call Dementia-Friendly Communities at 970-213-4548. [email protected]

Cyndy

About the Author: Cyndy

Cyndy Luzinski is an advanced practice nurse and dementia practitioner. She is a strong advocate for community collaboration and providing relationship-based/person-centered dementia care.  She is the founder and executive director of the non-profit, volunteer initiative to build and sustain "Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado®."  Cyndy enjoys one on one consultation with families and facilitating a dementia care partners' support group and two Memory Cafes. She is especially enthused to share the “Contented Dementia” approach with others because she has experienced how this simple approach makes remarkable differences in the lives of those who use it.   She is passionate about helping people discover that there is still a lot of living to do and joy to be shared even when dementia becomes part of the life journey.  





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