Dementia Friendly Oconomowoc is creating a community where those with dementia will be enabled to live as independently as possible and continue to be engaged in community life through AWARENESS, EQUITY, INCLUSION and ACCESS.
Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of Dementia. It is a disease that causes memory loss & affects other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Every 60 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease. By mid-century that number is estimated to increase to one person every 33 seconds. Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and there is no known treatment or cure. 70% of people with Alzheimer's disease live at home and 22% live at home alone. Over 8,500 people in Waukesha County have Alzheimer's Disease.
''Dementia does not rob someone of dignity. It is our reaction to them that does.''
~Teepa Snow, Education Specialist Nationally recognized in Dementia Care
Dementia Friendly Businesses
It is important for businesses, service organizations, and employers to begin to prepare for the demand. The number of people with Dementia is growing rapidly as the population ages.
Why Should a Business become Dementia Friendly?
You may have:
~Customers with Dementia
~Customers that are caregivers of those with Dementia
~Employees with the beginning stages of Dementia
~Employees that are caregivers of those with Dementia