National Organizations

Dementia Friends U.S.A.

Through the work of over 35 national, leading organizations, the Dementia Friendly America initiative is catalyzing a movement to more effectively support and serve those across America who are living with dementia and their family and friend care partners.

Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Through a series of videos they are helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, and how each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia.

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The NCOA is a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them. The NCOA brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

The National Institute on Aging supports and conducts genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging; fosters the development of research and clinician scientists in aging; provides research resources; disseminates information about aging and advances in research to the public, health care professionals, and the scientific community, among a variety of audiences.

Reframing Aging Initiative

Reframing Aging is a long-term social change endeavor designed to improve the public’s understanding of what aging means and what contributions older people bring to society.

They have developed style guides used by thousands of scholars, researchers, communications professionals, journalists, students, and others to adopt bias-free language and incorporate the principles of Reframing Aging. In addition to a toolkit and video series, here is an infographic to help one get started.