DEMENTIA FRIENDLY FORT WORTH
Leading the Charge to Create Dementia Friendly Communities across Tarrant County
Our Mission Statement
Dementia Friendly Fort Worth collaborates with community partners to advocate for systems change and provide education, resources, and services that will enhance the lives of those with dementia and their care partners.
The program offers:
*Education opportunities for everyone to increase awareness and understanding of dementia.
*Dementia Live® simulation experiences
*Dementia Friends training.
*Education and certification for Dementia Friendly businesses, organizations, and institutions.
*Advocacy for practices and opportunities that enrich the lives of persons living with dementia and their care partners.
*Innovative social opportunities for persons living with dementia and their care partners.
*Weekly Dementia Friendly Chapel
*5th Street Café: A Dementia Friendly Social Club
You Can Make a Difference today: support Dementia Friendly Fort Worth
Dementia Friendly Fort Worth relies upon generous donations from individuals, companies, organizations and foundations. It is our desire to see individuals and companies who have been impacted by dementia to become regular supporters.
For the cost of a cup of coffee per week, your generous donation can provide dementia education for people in businesses, civic groups, faith communities and neighborhoods.
Your donation also supports the 5th Street Café: A Dementia Friendly Social Club. 5th Street Café is a place where persons living with dementia and their care partners can relax and just be themselves, knowing that no one judges them and all who are there are facing similar challenges.
Dementia Friendly Fort Worth is funded by generous donations from individuals, companies, organizations, and foundations that have a desire to make a difference in the lives of those living with dementia and their care partners.
Why Be a Dementia Friendly City?
There are more than 100 types of dementia, for which there is currently no cure. More than 60% of individuals living with dementia live in your neighborhood and use the businesses and services in your community.
The numbers are staggering: There are now over 20,000 persons in Tarrant County with dementia and by 2025 there will be more than 30,000.
Caregivers are dying faster than those living with dementia.
Won’t you join our efforts to make their days more meaningful?
Our Organization Partners and Funding Sponsors
You know, people get frustrated because their loved ones who have Alzheimer’s, oh, he doesn’t recognize me anymore, how can I recognize this person, if they don’t recognize me? They’re not the same person.
Well, they are the same person, but they’ve got a brain disease. And it’s not their fault they’ve got this disease.
~ Ronald Reagan