Successful Dementia Friendly Tempe Summit Focused on Family Caregivers
It was a community gathering of family members who care for loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia-related diseases who came together to learn more from each other and experts. The about 150 people who the two-hour summit included spouses and children who came away from the summit with a better understanding of the disease and access to resources to help them.
If you were not able to attend the summit, we've listed links of the organizations that attended. Or, if you'd like to receive emails about Dementia Friendly Tempe, please sign up at Dementia Friendly notifications.
They were lifted out of isolation. Caregivers who take part in Tempe's Memory Cafe and other support programs talk about their experience.
Click here to read their stories.
Families and friends are the cornerstone of care for people living with dementia, yet the demands can become overwhelming given that the role of caregiver can span eight to 10 years. As a caregiver you need help and we can offer specific strategies so not only do you survive but thrive.
Resources for Caregivers
Here are some of the resources offered at the summit that you can visit online:
Care 7 (Tempe Human Services Department)