NADRC Webinar: Keeping Dementia Programs Active Years After Initial Funding Ends

Event Start Date: April 09, 2024 - 2:00 PM EDT
Event End Date: April 09, 2024 - 3:00 PM EDT

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Join the ACL-funded National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) for a webinar on keeping dementia programs active years after initial funding ends. Funding for dementia programming is often time limited. Early planning and flexibility are necessary to sustain successful programs. In this webinar, participants will hear about two programs that have been sustained years after initial ACL dementia grant funding ended. 

Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) received funding for an ACL dementia grant in 2014. Through their grant funding, they developed an expanded assessment for Meals on Wheels that included questions related to dementia. The assessment proved successful in helping to identify people living with dementia in the community and has been maintained since the end of the grant project in 2017.

The Michigan Department of Community Health received an ACL dementia grant in 2016. During their grant period, they implemented caregiver training sessions focused on basic dementia information, brain health and behavior, and activities for people living with dementia. After the project ended in 2020, the Department of Community Health worked with Michigan area agencies on aging (AAAs) to adapt the training program and manage its dissemination across the AAA network. Participants will learn about how the caregiver training was adapted and how it is being sustained by AAAs.


  • Renee Longarini, Deputy Director, SMAA
  • Martha York, Community Education Coordinator, WellWise Services AAA

NADRC webinars are free of charge and open to the public, although pre-registration is required. The webinars are recorded and will be available for future viewing on the NADRC website. Closed captioning is available during the webinar and will be included in the recording.

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