Nearly 60 percent of people with dementia live in their own communities and one in seven lives alone. Communities across the country are experiencing an urgent call to support people with dementia and their caregivers by becoming dementia friendly. And the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina is at the forefront of this initiative for the state of North Carolina.



A dementia-friendly community…   

  • raises awareness of and develops respect and inclusion for people with dementia
  • has services and resources embedded in all areas of the community to ensure meaningful access to community and promote quality of life
  • supports and educates people with dementia, their care partners and families from diagnosis through disease progression
  • promotes meaningful engagement in community life


At the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, our primary goal is for North Carolina to become a dementia-friendly state. The following are dementia-friendly initiatives that are currently taking place in and across North Carolina: