Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s
Has Become A National Challenge
In The U.S.!
Over 5 million Americans are currently living with dementia – or one in nine people age 65 and older – and the number will escalate at an alarming rate as the baby boom generation ages. It’s very likely you know someone in your extended family or community with this condition.
Dementia costs now exceed those for cancer or heart disease. Despite the high expenditures, dementia care in the U.S. is fragmented, the quality of paid care is uneven, and most services and supports are NOT following the gold standard of person-centered practices. Person-centeredness nurtures well-being by supporting one’s dignity, individuality, personal preferences, and choices.
Person-centered care is the gold standard and can help make life better for people living with dementia and for those who care about them. “Person-Centered Matters” is a beautiful and compelling 16-minute video produced by the Dementia Action Alliance and filmed by a former National Geographic filmmaker. It portrays five people living with dementia and how person-centered care helps them live more fully.
YOU can help improve dementia care in the U.S.
Become a Champion of Change and make a difference!
WATCH The Video
SHARE The Video
CHAMPION Person-Centered Care
The Dementia Action Alliance consists of Champions of Change across the country — people who are living with dementia, their family and friend care partners, and other advocates, groups and communities who believe the time is NOW to improve dementia care in the U.S. and help people live more fully with dementia.
“A Nation Joined Will Make a Difference”
The Dementia Action Alliance is a national partnership to coalesce and connect people, organizations, and communities to come together for collective impact to help people who have dementia and their care partners live well with dementia. The Alliance is led by CCAL-Advancing Person-Centered Living, AMDA: The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Broyles Foundation, CareGivers United, LeadingAge/Georgia, Planetree, and The Eden Alternative.