Dementia Aware

Dementia has physical, psychological, social, and economic impacts for people living with the disease their care partners, families, and society at large. Unfortunately, there is often a lack of awareness and understanding of dementia, resulting in barriers to diagnosis and care, as well as stigma and poor quality of life. Knowledge and appreciation of evidence-based science is key to building a dementia-aware Utah.

With information comes empowerment. Through targeted educational programs and carefully crafted media messaging, we can change the perception of dementia and work towards accepting and treating the disease to improve quality of life.

There are many opportunities in Utah for you, your family/friends, business or community to become more dementia aware. Utah is part of the Dementia Friendly America initiative and our statewide partners offer a variety of education and classes. To find classes near you check the statewide calendar or contact your local Area Agency on Aging. If you would like to request a presentation or class for your business or organization, please fill out this form.