Dementia: A Toolkit for Building Dementia-Friendly Communities

Image of the Purple Angel logoWisconsin’s toolkit, Building Dementia-Friendly Communities, P-01000, (PDF) provides information, resources, lessons learned, and the steps for building a dementia-friendly community. The toolkit is a collaborative effort between the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, AARP Wisconsin, and local communities throughout the state that have implemented dementia-friendly projects.

The toolkit is a user-friendly resource guide for implementing and sustaining dementia-friendly community efforts that features several Wisconsin communities’ dementia-friendly programs. Specific sections include information for use by professionals, businesses, public health, families, and individuals with dementia, including resources and services available from Wisconsin organizations and programs. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are identified as chronic diseases to be addressed by local and state public health agencies as an increasing public health issue. For a printed copy of the toolkit, submit your request on this order form.

Toolkit sections, P-01000

Healthy Brain Initiative Toolkit

Specific Strategies for Community Members, P-01000

  • Business Sector – Local chambers of commerce, general business settings, banks and credit unions, grocery stores and restaurants.
  • Community Organizations Sector – Community, civic and other organizations, faith communities, and sports and recreational programs.
  • Health Care Sector – Hospitals; primary care clinics, pharmacists, physical therapy, occupational therapy and home health, dentists, residential care providers and dementia agencies and programs.
  • Public Services Sector – Office on Aging/Aging and Disability Resource Centers, adult protective services, county crisis response, senior nutrition programs, law enforcement, first responders, community environments, city planner/architect, public signage, streets and sidewalks, mayors, parks, public transportation, libraries, senior centers, museums, community gardens, schools and higher education.

Dementia-friendly guidelines for:

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Last Revised: July 14, 2022

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