Dementia Friendly @ Work

The ACT on Alzheimer’s® Dementia Friendly @ Work training is a one hour educational session for staff of business and service organizations and all other community settings.  The training focuses on understanding dementia and taking action to create an environment that is safe, respectful, and welcoming for people living with dementia.

Approximately 91,000 Minnesotans age 65+ are living with Alzheimer’s. It’s projected that Alzheimer’s cases and other dementias will triple by 2050. These numbers represent family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, colleagues, clients, and customers.

The Dementia Friendly @ Work training helps organizations heighten their awareness of dementia and equips them  to respond warmly and effectively when serving people living with dementia and their families.

Training Objectives

  • Learn what dementia is and facts about Alzheimer’s
  • Recognize the signs of Alzheimer's
  • Learn tips for communicating and interacting with a person who has dementia
  • Learn tips for creating a dementia-friendly physical space
  • Get familiar with resources in your community

Preparing and Conducting the Training

Follow these six steps to help you prepare, conduct, and follow up the training

Step 1:  Download and read the Trainer’s Guide

Step 2:  Customize the Marketing Flyer and advertise the training 

Step 3:  Schedule the training

Step 4:  Download and print the Participant’s Guide and Participant Certificates
              Optional:  Use the Dementia Friendly @ Work PowerPoint 

Step 5:  Complete the On-line Reporting Form

Step 6:  Recognize those that participate
              Take a photo of participants holding the We Are Dementia Friendly Poster  
              Print ads of Dementia Friendly Businesses 
              Offer Dementia-Friendly Window Clings

For best results, download the PDFs to your computer first before viewing/printing.  Right-click to download linked file or click open in your browser and download (icon similiar to this:  )


The ACT on Alzheimer's® Dementia Friendly Communities Toolkit, provider practice tools, dementia training, and related resources may be reproduced, adapted, or both when these restrictions are followed:
  • Acknowledgement must appear in print and online.  Use this citation: Reproduced (or Adapted) from ACT on Alzheimer's® developed tools and resources.
  • ACT on Alzheimer's® developed tools and resources cannot be sold in their original form or in a modified/adapted form.