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First Graders Become Youngest Dementia Friends in PA

Welcome to the 22 new Dementia Friends from the 1st grade class at New Oxford Elementary School! With more than 400,000 Pennsylvanians living with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias and their 675,000 care partners, there is an eno...
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Cultivating a dementia friendly Pennsylvania

On November 6, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging held the annual Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorder Forum in Harrisburg. Over 100 attendees joined from across the Commonwealth to cultivate a Dementia Friendly Pennsylvani...
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JHF’s Dementia Friends Pennsylvania efforts reap dividends in first year

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania celebrated its first anniversary this summer, moving into Year Two with more than 2,200 individuals across 40 counties who have attended the hour-long information session.Local and state civic leaders are ...
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Findings about Spain’s senior care shared with trustees

JHF staff, board members, and guests broke bread July 29 while discussing how Spain cares for its seniors and those living with dementia.Trustees David Ehrenwerth, Debra L. Caplan, Elliot Oshrey, and Steve Irwin; and Tomi Waters, DEd.,...
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Dementia Friends Press State Lawmakers for Action During Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day

Senior Quality Improvement Specialists and Dementia Friends Pennsylvania Statewide Coordinators Stacie Bonenberger and Anneliese Perry expanded their advocacy efforts to Harrisburg on June 3 as part of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness...
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Dementia Friendly Communities Growing in Pennsylvania

Currently, there are over 400,000 Pennsylvanians, age 65 and older, living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. By 2025, that number will rise to 450,000, impacting approximately 675,000 care partners. That is over one million...
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