Thursday, 3 April 2014

The first step in being a dementia-friendly community

Love, Loss, and Laughter was the focus of a recent article by Anita Rufus on, the newspaper for the Coachella Valley. But I'd like to talk about another of Anita's articles, which talks about making Coachella Valley a dementia-friendly community and what that means. One of the most poignant lines in her article reminds me that creating a dementia-friendly community starts with you and I, and it's really just that simple:

The next time the person in front of you in line at Starbucks is confused by too many choices, or someone at the checkout counter at the market has trouble counting out change, instead of getting impatient and huffy, offer to help. That is the first step toward the Coachella Valley being a dementia-friendly community—and we all have an investment in that.

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