Montgomery County is Dementia Friendly—Briefing for the Montgomery County State Delegation

 Delegate David V. Fraser-Hildago of District 15 in Montgomery County, Maryland with  Michael Buckley, Vice President of Public Affairs at BrightFocus Foundation
From Left: Delegate David V. Fraser-Hildago of District 15 in Montgomery County, Maryland with Michael Buckley, Vice President of Public Affairs at BrightFocus Foundation.

BrightFocus Foundation recently held a briefing for members of the Montgomery County legislative delegation in Annapolis, sharing best practices and results from the county’s Dementia Friendly America (DFA) campaign, a dynamic public-private partnership.   

Maryland Secretary of Aging, Rona Kramer, talks about the importance of helping the aging population, especially people affected by dementia.
Maryland Secretary of Aging, Rona Kramer, talks about the importance of helping the aging population, especially people affected by dementia.
In 2015, BrightFocus welcomed Montgomery County as an early adopter of Dementia Friendly America, a national network of communities currently operating in 28 states across the nation to strengthen support for individuals and families living with dementia.  The Montgomery County DFA works across community sectors and has achieved national recognition for its innovative public safety dementia training.

A business kick-off event is planned for February 15 at BrightFocus to educate local businesses about the County’s no-cost staff training, certification and resources to support customer engagement. 

BrightFocus, headquartered in Montgomery County, serves on the national steering committee for Dementia Friendly America.

View the Facebook Live video of the event.


BrightFocus will host Montgomery County's Dementia Friendly America Business Breakfast & Kick-Off on February 15th at 8:30 am. Learn more!

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