At the same time we will experience the growth of an aging population we will also experience the increase in the number of people who have late life diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The City of Roseville, a St. Paul suburb is an example of a community that is preparing for these changes.
A group of community members, city officials and other agencies and organizations in Roseville, MN have begun working on programs that will make their community “dementia-friendly” as well as “age-friendly”. This group started the initiative Act on Alzheimer’s, which according to an article on the New America Media| Elders, “is part of a statewide collaborative working to improve life for those with Alzheimer’s and to help their families and community businesses, churches and other groups be more effective.”
For more about the Act on Alzheimer’s project, go to the Roseville city website.
If your community would like more resources on how to create a plan to assist people with Alzheimer’s check out the Alzheimer’s Association website.