Building Dementia-Friendly Communities



Full Event

Highlight Clips

How do you work with age-friendly communities
How are caregivers involved?
What could the federal government do to support dementia friendly communities?


Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota joined us at the top of the call to discuss her work in the Senate to stop Alzheimer’s, for example increasing NIH funding for Alzheimer’s research and caregiver tax-credits – and the importance that this be a bi-partisan effort. We’re grateful for her efforts and for joining us.

We then spoke with Olivia Mastry, executive director of ACT on Alzheimer’s, which has helped 32 communities around Minnesota take steps to become “dementia-friendly.” ACT on Alzheimer’s is a collaborative of 60 public and private organizations and hundreds of individuals. They have developed resources that any community can use to raise awareness and support both patients and caregivers.