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Building Dementia Capable Communities: An Orange County, NC Case Study

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Start : 11:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 12:00 Noon (Pacific)

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center web seminar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living

Click here to view the recorded presentation at no charge.

Includes complimentary CEUs

The goal of the Orange County Department on Aging’s OC CARES (Caregiver Awareness Respite Education and Support) team is to create a dementia-capable (and friendly) community in Orange County, NC. In this web seminar we will share the core components of what makes a community dementia capable, and how Orange County is addressing each of the components at the individual, organizational and community levels. With an emphasis on community level engagement, this case-study web seminar will describe programs implemented over the past year and a half, as well as challenges we continue to face.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • List core elements required of a dementia friendly/capable community;
  • Understand that each community’s needs are unique, and that the application of these core elements will take a different trial-and-error path for each; and,
  • Acknowledge that community-level education needs to be provided in a variety of formats for different target populations.


Photo of Mary FraserMary Fraser, D.S.W., is the Aging Transitions Program administrator for the Orange County Department on Aging, and serves as the project director for its 2015–18 ADI-SSS grant, “Orange County CARES: Caregiver Awareness, Respite, Education and Support.”




Photo of Marie DaggerMarie Dagger, MS, OTR/L, is training coordinator for the 2015–18 ADI-SSS Orange County CARES grant.

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