There will be a wonderful gathering of Aging Services professionals on Saturday, August 21 in Chicago to celebrate the life of our friend, colleague, and passionate advocate for dementia capable care, William Keane. Bill is one of the many mentors who shaped my philosophies and personal mission in eldercare, and I am honored to be one who will share how Bill continued to teach me, even in the later stages of dementia. In Bill's honor, I would like to share a snippet, because it is a reminder to all of us that wisdom still lives inside a person with dementia.
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Dementia is everyone's business. After decades of being relegated to an issue of institutionalism, the idea that people living with dementia can have a quality of life is a huge step in furthering education, awareness and acceptance for millions of Americans that are affected by dementia. The Dementia Friendly Community movement is making great strides in bringing opportunities to change attitudes, actions and our thinking.
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