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Did you know there is a bi-annual newsletter just for people dealing with memory loss in Spokane? It contains information for people new to memory loss, and lists upcoming classes and presentations, including the new therapy using music for people with dementia.

The Spokane Area Dementia Friendly Community is a member of the Dementia Friendly America® (DFA) network and has been making a community effort to foster quality of life for people living with dementia in our region since 2018. A dementia friendly community is a town, city, or county that is respectful toward and informed about individuals with the disease, their families, and their caregivers. Because the number of Washingtonians living with dementia will continue to increase, our community needs to collaborate to make Spokane County a better place for these individuals and their families. A Local Dementia Roadmap looks like this:

1. Talk to a person about local dementia support:
>Call Aging & Long Term Cares’ community helpline, Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5 PM: 509-960- 7281
>Call the Alzheimer’s Associations 24/7 helpline: 1-800-272-3900

2. Read the WA State Dementia Roadmap for guidance:
>Dementia Action Collaborative’s Dementia Road Map: A Guide for Family and Care Partners—Click Here

3. Visit your local Alzheimer’s Association and Dementia Friendly Community website’s for resources:
> community for additional services and supports

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3rd floor #C-1
Spokane, WA 99201
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Phone – (509) 606-4639