ACT on Alzheimer’s

ACT on Alzheimer’s: Fostering dementia friendly communities

Fostering dementia-friendly communities is one of five goals of the statewide ACT on Alzheimer’s initiative. The initiative fosters collective ownership and accountability in preparing Minnesota for the personal, social and budgetary impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

MNRAAA consults with and assists area communities in southwest Minnesota as they undergo a four-phase Dementia Capable Communities Toolkit process:

  • Convening an action team
  • Assessing community assets and opportunities across 13 different community sectors
  • Analyzing the results
  • Acting to implement one or more high-priority projects

We also help communities integrate health care and community services to improve care coordination for people with dementia and their caregivers.