DeKalb Co. Creates First Dementia-Friendly County In GA

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”]DeKalb County hosted a drive-thru kick off event at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Stonecrest on May 26, 2021, to celebrate its efforts to become Georgia’s first dementia-friendly county.

Officials are partnering with Dementia Spotlight Foundation and Dementia Friends Georgia to provide resources to the community. “We want support in the community. We want people to be educated, to understand dementia, to not be afraid to talk to someone,” said Debra Furtado, an administrator with the DeKalb County Human Services Department.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_video src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/557566986″ _builder_version=”4.9.4″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″][/et_pb_video][et_pb_button button_url=”https://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2021/05/27/dekalb-co-creates-first-dementia-friendly-county-in-georgia-1/” url_new_window=”on” button_text=”READ MORE” button_alignment=”left” disabled_on=”off|off|off” _builder_version=”4.9.4″ custom_button=”on” button_text_color=”#ffffff” button_bg_color=”#faa21c” button_border_width=”0″ button_icon_color=”#ffffff” saved_tabs=”all”][/et_pb_button][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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