Dementia Friendly

Bell Tower’s Dementia Friendly Program

Businesses operating within our community often interact with individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Working with people with dementia can be challenging. We offer an in-person or virtual training program that will help you and your employees do business with these individuals more effectively while maintaining the respect and dignity of your customer.

Did you know?

In the Dubuque area, 1 in 9 individuals age 65+ is estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease, meaning 10,000 area residents are affected. With only 50% getting a diagnosis, many fail to have access to services that can improve their quality of life.

70% of the 110,000 individuals living with dementia in Wisconsin still reside in their own homes.

In Illinois, one in every three seniors who pass away each year has Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

Why become a Dementia Friendly Business?

Employees will learn how to:

  • Recognize customers that may be living with dementia

  • Effectively interact with those individuals

  • Be aware of the resources available

  • Exhibit Good Customer Service

About the Dementia Friendly Training

  • 20-30 minute on-site training for all staff
  • Flexible to meet your busy schedule
  • Resources for employees who are unable to attend

Dementia Friendly Business Benefits

  • Receive Purple Angel Decal for your storefront and website
  • Opportunities for marketing with articles in the local newspaper, on social media, and in newsletters