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Dementia Spotlight Foundation envisions a world that does not fear dementia and fully embraces the rights and needs of individuals and families living with dementia. We aim to raise awareness about dementia with the goal of helping people and communities to better understand it.
Dementia Spotlight Foundation is dedicated to supporting lives through advocacy, the arts, and dementia education. We are committed to educating both family and professional caregivers about dementia-related diseases and enhancing the supports and standards of care needed. There are over 120 medical diagnoses leading to symptoms of dementia & the journey of dementia differs for each person depending on age, health, and the type of dementia diagnosis.
Due to the complexity of dementia and the stigmas and fears associated with it, there is still an extreme lack of funding, education, and resources available for individuals and caregivers who need them. While research is thriving and we all hope for a cure, the fact remains: 5.4 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. With a focus on LIFE before loss, RIGHTS before research, and CARE before cure, we support the notion that life does not end after a dementia diagnosis and not all abilities are lost. There is life AFTER diagnosis and there is HOPE. Dementia Spotlight Foundation strives to identify service needs and establish approaches to fill those gaps for those families facing a dementia diagnosis. Dementia Spotlight Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Private Operating Foundation established in 2016.
Dementia Spotlight Foundation News
Whitney DeMarlo Oeltman, co-founder of Dementia Spotlight Foundation, wrote an article entitled "Finding Meaning and Purpose in the Midst of a Changing Cognitive Abilities" for the magazine, Future of Personal Health. In addition to Whitney's article, this special...read more
You don’t want to miss the opportunity to attend this Free Dementia Care Seminar. Gary Joseph LeBlanc of Common Sense Caregiving will be presenting the A—Z on dementia related diseases and positive ways to improve communication and handle dementia behaviors.read more
Please see GARD for details.read more