Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School becomes first school in Massachusetts to become Dementia Friendly. Click HERE for details.
To view video of our March 4, 2017 Community Meeting, click HERE.
What is COME 2 B Dementia-Friendly Marlborough?
COME 2 B Dementia-Friendly Marlborough (Communities Of Massachusetts Engage to be Dementia Friendly) is a grassroots volunteer-driven collaboration to prepare the Marlborough community to be dementia friendly. It creates an informed, safe and respectful community for people with dementia and their families and caregivers, and provides supportive options that foster quality of life.
Why should I be concerned about Alzheimer’s and other dementias?
One in 9 individuals over the age of 65 will develop Alzheimer’s, while 1 in 3 over the age of 85 have the disease. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and is the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. In 2015, Alzheimer’s and other dementias cost the nation $ 226 billion.
What does creating a dementia-friendly community involve?
• Rising awareness about Alzheimer’s, transforming attitudes, and moving people to action.
• Supporting family and friend caregivers by providing accessible information, resources, and in-person support.
• Promoting meaningful participation in community life for everyone.
• Including communities that experience inequities because of race, ethnicity, culture, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental illness, hearing/sensory differences, intellectual or physical abilities, and economic status.
A Dementia-Friendly Community
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