Dementia Friendly Fort Worth is proud to announce our new website, the very same one you’re on right now. While we have been and continue to be generously supported by First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth through its ministries, we saw the need to increase our visibility so that the community could get a better grasp of what we are doing to make our city dementia friendly.
What does it mean when we say dementia friendly? Simply put, dementia has become the number 6 leading cause of death among our population. Why you might ask? Because with advances in healthcare and medicine, people are now living longer than ever before. But unfortunately, medical science has not found a cure for dementia. A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported. In a dementia-friendly community people will be aware of and understand dementia, so that people with dementia can continue to live in the way they want to and in the community they choose.
You can read more under our resources tab about dementia friendly towns/cities. In addition, we will be adding more information as time goes on, both on our resource pages as well as through this blog. It’s extremely important to realize that in 2018, over 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the leading form of dementia. And without a significant breakthrough in treatment, that number is projected to increase to over 28 million by mid-century.
Your donations will help us make Fort Worth a model city for those suffering with dementia and their care partners… a better city in which to live and thrive.