Dementia Friendly Fountain Hills

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The Town of Fountain Hills is honored to join a growing network of communities in the Dementia Friendly America® program. Dementia Friendly America is a national network of communities, organizations, and individuals seeking to ensure communities across the country are equipped to support people with dementia and their caregivers. Dementia-friendly communities foster the ability of people living with dementia to remain in the community and engage and thrive in day-to-day living. The Town of Fountain Hills is the 10th community in Arizona to receive the Dementia Friendly America designation.

As a dementia-friendly community, Fountain Hills is committed to being a town that is informed, safe, and respectful of individuals living with the disease, their families, and caregivers and the Town is dedicated to providing supportive options to foster quality of life through supportive community connections.

Dementia Friendly Fountain Hills will offer resources through the Memory Café program offered by the Community Center. The Memory Café will provide a caregiver support group and an activity group for those with memory loss. Prestige In-Home Services will provide daily programs and services through the Café.

Dementia Friendly Fountain Hills® Mission Statement

To maximize the quality of life, community participation, and independence for Fountain Hills's individuals living with dementia and their care partners through community-wide education, outreach, and advocacy.

Upcoming Events and Programs

Finding Meaning and Hope: A Free Discussion Series for Family Caregivers
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., September 12 – November 14, 2023 (10 Sessions)

The Dementia Care and Education Campus presents a four-part series for caregivers and health care providers.

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia

1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure
4. Confusion with time or place
5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
8. Decreased or poor judgment
9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
10. Changes in mood and personality

If you or someone you care about are showing any of these signs you should ask others you trust if they are seeing these changes and schedule an appointment with your doctor or a specialist (neurologist, geriatric psychiatrist or geriatrician).

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