Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative May 9 2016 Leadership Summit – Summary Report

On May 9, 2016, leaders from 84 organizations and companies from across Massachusetts met at Tufts Health Plan Foundation in Watertown to share ideas and learn from national leaders about pathways by which Massachusetts communities can become more “dementia friendly.” Key to this effort is recognizing and building upon work that is already underway, both existing dementia friendly initiatives and complementary work such as age-friendly initiatives. This report summarizes the key learnings  from the May 9 Summit, and next steps for moving this coordinated statewide effort forward.

Also, from the Leadership Summit we developed Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Statement of Values.