Live chat with expert: Colleen Fritsch

When someone receives a dementia diagnosis, it impacts more than the individual; family members, employers, neighbors and communities. Understanding Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can help communities at large support those with dementia. Join Colleen Fritsch, Master Trainer with Dementia Friends to learn what it means to be a dementia friend.  

 Whether you’ve never heard of the disease or you’re actively providing care, we hope to provide you with tools to improve dementia awareness and empower you to be more cognizant of how we all can help someone with dementia or a caregiver. We’ll also discuss common dementia misconceptions and share Alzheimer’s friendly business practices. 

About the expert

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Colleen Fritsch
Colleen Fritsch has spent the last two decades of her career in aging services helping communities understand, engage and support older adults. She’s a certified Dementia Friend Champion and a master trainer helping train other Champions across the USA. Colleen’s work with Dementia Friends has helped Minnesota become a Dementia Friendly state. Dementia Friends is a global movement striving to create more dementia friendly communities by changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for someone living with dementia.

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