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An initiative of the Massachusetts Councils on Aging

Dementia Friendly Massachusetts is a grassroots movement to make communities safe, inclusive and respectful for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, or a related dementia.

Idea Exchanges

The Idea Exchanges are gatherings of people from COA’s, municipalities, regional planners, direct service providers, academics and individuals who come together to share ideas and learn about successful dementia friendly programming.

See Map of DF Communities

View an interactive map of Dementia Friendly communities.


Join us for our webinar series to learn more about specific topics as they relate to dementia.  Dementia and Guns, Dementia Friendly Libraries, Come to a DF fair and other topics will be explored.  Links to archived Webinars will be posted here.

Featured Resources

What is Dementia?

Understand the many forms of the disease

Dementia Friendly Communities

Steps to becoming a more Dementia Friendly Community

Sample DFM Materials

Find mock-up materials that you can easily download and use in your community

Memory Café’s

Create a wonderfully welcoming place for individuals with Dementia

The DFM Pledge

Sign the DFM Pledge to become more dementia friendly

Resources by Sector

Links to Dementia Friendly resources by Sector

Better Together

Better Together: Dementia Friendly and Age Friendly Communities


Links to DFM Partners


Funding Opportunities and Clever Ideas to fund your DF Activities


New Resource

The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center developed a new resource to assist in your work with individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and dementia. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia: Practical...

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A Different Way to Celebrate the 4th

Please see the article from the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-news/with-their-minds-fading-patriotic-songs-spark-memories-of-fourths-long-ago/2019/07/03/f6175924-9c47-11e9-b27f-ed2942f73d70_story.html  

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Events Calendar

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