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Best Practice Guides

As part of the Wisconsin Dementia Resource Network’s (WDRN) goal to highlight best practices for creating dementia friendly communities in Wisconsin, WAI collaborates with statewide partners to author best practice guides for distribution to any and all who are interested. Four have been completed to date:

  • Wisconsin Memory CafĂ© Programs: A Best Practice Guide (authored by Susan McFadden, PhD), 2016 and updated in 2017
  • Dementia Friendly Libraries in Wisconsin: A Best Practice Guide, 2017
  • Dementia Coalitions in Wisconsin: A Best Practice Guide, 2018
  • Dementia Friends Wisconsin: A Guide for Getting Started, 2019

The process for developing each guide involves content experts being interviewed to understand the key elements of the practice, and based upon these interviews, guidelines are suggested for implementing the practice. Since WAI strives to assure the guides address programs and ideas from across the entire state, content experts represent the unique qualities of a variety of Wisconsin communities: rural, urban, and suburban.

 

The best practice guides are available for you to view and download. Before viewing or downloading, we need just a little information to help us understand who is using the guides. Please complete a brief questionnaire by clicking here. Once you submit the form, you will be directed to a page where you can download the guides. If you experience any difficulties, please contact Kate Kowalski at kmkowalski@wisc.edu.

 

 

Dementia Friendly Libraries in Wisconsin: A Best Practice Guide  

 

Wisconsin Memory Cafe Programs: A Best Practice Guide

 

Wisconsin Memory Cafe Programs: A Best Practice Guide

 


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