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Dementia Friendly Arlington

On a Mission to Create a Dementia Friendly Community

Our Story

Our Story

Bringing a Nationwide Movement to Arlington

Dementia Friendly America is a national network of communities, organizations and individuals seeking to ensure that communities across the U.S. are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers. Dementia Friendly communities foster the ability of people living with dementia to remain in community and engage and thrive in day to day living. 

We are Dementia Friendly Arlington. We strive to educate and empower the Arlington community to be an inclusive and dementia-friendly space. We lead regular Dementia Friends Info Sessions, collaborate with the Arlington Commission on Aging, and seek to advance dementia awareness throughout all of Arlington.

Our Mission:

That Arlington County is a Dementia Friendly Community, where neighbors know how to support each other and businesses, faith communities, and civil servants can recognize and support those living with dementia.

Focus Areas:

Faith Communities, First Responders & Civil Servants, Businesses

What is a Dementia Friends Info Session?

In a Dementia Friends Info Session, we provide a basic overview of what dementia is and how you can support those living with dementia by ensuring public places are dementia-friendly environments and that every neighbor is a Dementia Friend. 

Get Involved

Get Involved

Join the Dementia Friendly Arlington Initiative!

Join the Action Team

Our Action Team meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 3:00pm via Zoom. To start receiving Action Team meeting invites, please email

Want to pop in on a meeting and learn what we are all about? You can join directly from the button below during our scheduled meeting time.

Become a Dementia Friend

We can help grow the Dementia Friendly movement by creating neighborhoods full of Dementia Friends! To become a Dementia Friend, attend our monthly Dementia Friendly Info Session, held every third Thursday of the month at 4:00pm. 

Click the link to join the call!

Host Your Own Dementia Friends Info Session

Want to hold an info session for your community or team? Reach out to us via email to request a training session. Please include your name, setting, whether you would prefer an in-person or virtual meeting, and a few suggested dates.

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Local Resources & Support


The Senior Adult Mental Health program promotes quality of life and independence of individuals 60 and older with mental health service needs. Services are provided through an interdisciplinary team that assesses, monitors, and works collaboratively with each individual to address the mental health issue. Home-based services are available for individuals who cannot leave their home.

StrongerMemory is a brain health program that can improve your focus and recall. The full workbook and information is available for anyone interested in improving their brain health.

The Commission on Aging aims to enhance the quality of life for older Arlingtonians by ensuring all planning and County activities address their specific needs.

In Arlington, the AAA is part of the Arlington County Department of Human Services’ Aging and Disability Services Division. The goal of the AAA is to promote the maximum level of independence of persons 60 and older, and to ensure that older Arlington residents live as an integral part of society, with dignity and with access to programs and services that meet their needs and preferences.

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. There are many local resources, online educational resources, and a 24/7 hotline you can call with any dementia related questions.

Recent studies and research strongly link eye health to various conditions, including Alzheimer’s. has resources related to eye health and dementia available on their website.

Contact Dementia Friendly Arlington

Supported by Goodwin House Incorporated and the Arlington Commission on Aging

Current Chair: Jessica Fredericksen


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