Dementia Capable Communities Toolkit from Act on Alzheimer
This Dementia Capable Communities Toolkit from Act on Alzheimer’s provides a comprehensive series of questions and suggested approaches to conducting a community needs assessment.
Understanding where your community is in its evolution to becoming dementia friendly is important for establishing a plan for how to move forward. The community needs assessment helps identify the current resources, needs, and opportunities in your community in order to develop, implement, and sustain a dementia capable community.
Because everyone can impact Alzheimer’s, the assessment looks at all aspects in the community that can impact the lives of people with dementia, their families and caregivers. Use the 13 sector-based surveys to gather responses to the questions in this assessment. Completed in full, the assessment provides a comprehensive look at your community, covering all of the key elements of a dementia capable community.
Use this full community needs assessment to:
- Learn about the key elements of a dementia capable community and the questions for determining your community’s current capabilities for each key element
- Help determine which of the 13 sector-based surveys should be used for your community
- See how the completed sector-surveys will come together to create a picture of your community
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