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Dementia Friendly Tempe (DFT), part of Dementia Friendly America, is the first and only dementia friendly city in Arizona. The City of Tempe partners with Banner Alzheimer's Institute to bring you programs, information, resources to help you learn and understand more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related diseases.
To get email information about DFT and its programs, sign up for email notifications: Dementia Friendly notifications
Meet the people behind DFT and learn how their years of experience make it a great program, click here.
Please scroll to the bottom of the page for our calendar of event. You'll also find some programs that are available in other communities around Arizona.
Tempe's first responders train in dementia awareness
The City of Tempe’s goal is to train all city employees in dementia awareness. The first step began with first responders in a recent training series for Tempe Fire Medical Rescue. Experts in the field helped the firefighters, who are also paramedics and EMTs, learn more about identifying those patients and how better to communicate with them.
Watch the dementia awareness training covered by Channel 15
Dementia Friends Arizona sessions can help you learn small ways to help people living with memory loss. The sessions are led by the Champions. Please scroll to the calendar at the bottom of this page.
Memory Café on Mondays
Memory Café is a comfortable, safe and engaging place for people living with memory loss along with their care partners to meet with others in a like situation. Joining us will help you remain socially active and get connected to important programs and resources in the local area.
Drop in, grab a cup of coffee and talk with others. A professional knowledgeable about a variety of conditions that affect memory and thinking, such as Alzheimer’s disease, is available to answer questions, provide education and supportive ideas.
Every Monday (closed major holidays)
9:30 a.m. to noon
Tempe Public Library, lower level - TLC room, 3500 S. Rural Road
DFT Presents: a free monthly lecture series
Every month Dementia Friendly Tempe Presents covers a specific topic about dementia that is presented by a professional in the field. These free education lectures will help raise community awareness of memory loss conditions and help families access available resources.
2nd Wednesday of each month
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road
Learn more about strategies to help you cope if a loved one has dementia. Go to our page by clicking here.
Do you have a topic for Dementia Friendly Tempe?
We are interested in the topics and concerns you have about Alzheimer's and dementia-related diseases. We may be able to organize a presentation to discuss that issue.
Dementia Friendly Tempe