Join Us: Become A Dementia Friend


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​Hospice of the Western Reserve is supporting the Ohio Council for Cognitive Health's Dementia Friends Ohio by offering a call to action plan to help our community understand how we can and must help people living with dementia. This includes asking the following questions:
•    Everyone knows someone who is living with dementia. Who do you know?
•    Would you like to know how you can better support your friend, neighbor, loved one, co-worker, colleague and even first-time acquaintances?
•    Would you like to join a global effort in reducing the stigma of dementia?
•    Are you, your organization, group or business interested in making a real difference in your community?
•    Wondering how to put your gifts and talents to work with this new initiative?

The Dementia Friends Ohio program focuses on five key messages that we believe everyone should know about dementia:
1.    Dementia is not a natural part of aging
2.    Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain
3.    It is not just about losing your memory
4.    It’s possible to live well with dementia
5.    There is more to the person than the dementia

Hospice of the Western Reserve has provided training for Dementia Friends Champions to a large number of our staff and in turn the Champions are creating Dementia Friends in our agency and community. By participating in a one-hour session you or your organization can become a Dementia Friend.

For more information or to schedule a training e-mail.

We Can Help

Speak with the referral team by contacting us seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Any first visit and admission can be made the first day.

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More than 1,000 Hospice of the Western Reserve employees and 3,000 volunteers live and work side-by-side in the same neighborhoods with our patients and families. We are privileged to have cared for more than 100,000 Northern Ohioans since our inception.