When someone receives a diagnosis of dementia, fear and isolation can quickly loom large. Will my loved one need to move out of her home? How will she manage her day to day affairs? Who will look out for her if I can’t be around? These are legitimate concerns which can lead to unnecessary limitations on the person diagnosed and enormous stress for caregivers. To address these challenges, a new initiative has been started: Dementia Friendly America (DFA). With support and funding from some of the leading dementia and advocacy organizations in the country, the mission of DFA is to educate and train local community groups and individuals so that those with dementia and their caregivers will find support and compassion as they go about their everyday lives. To find out about DFA and how you can embrace their work in your own neighborhood, Read This.