Dementia Friendly Businesses

 

People with dementia deserve to remain active members of our community for as long as they are able and willing to do so, but they need more support and understanding. Becoming more dementia aware and dementia friendly helps create environments where people with dementia feel welcomed and respected.

Several Marshfield area businesses have made a commitment to support the dementia friendly communitiy initiative and to become dementia friendly businesses. A dementia-friendly business has trained staff who are able to recognize the signs and symptoms of dementia, who can effectively communicate with individuals who have dementia, and who are able to locate resources and assistance for themselves and for individuals with dementia.

Businesses and organizations who are designated as dementia friendly take a pledge, participate in training sessions, and agree to partner with Marshfield Area Purple Angels to help make Marshfield a dementia friendly community.

    

Marshfield Area Purple Angels has developed a 30 minute training for businesses. This free training includes answers to frequently asked questions about dementia and covers 10 ways businesses can help make Marshfield a dementia friendly community. Click here to download a copy of the 2 page training guide.

Marshfield Area Purple Angles offers additional in-depth training for those businesses who want to learn more. We can also tailor a specific training for your staff. All training is conducted by a nationally certified dementia practitioner and is offered completelyfree of charge. Contact us for more information.

 

The following Marshfield businesses have made a commitment to becoming dementia friendly:

  

Business Name

Received Information

Agreed to Participate

Dementia Pledge

Training Started

Training Completed

Window Decal Displayed

Sustainability Plan

Advantage Consulting Services

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Back Porch Living

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Bookworld

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cranberry Creek Antiques & Resale

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Endless Designs

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairway Mortgage

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival Foods

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

Janet’s Yarns

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

Merle Norman

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Mittens Furniture, Appliance & Electronics

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

Off the Wall Custom Framing & Art

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Sherwin Williams

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Thimbleberry Books

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victory Apparel

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in becoming a dementia friendly business, please download and complete the registration form and mail it back to us. Or give Doug a call at 715-383-0897. 

  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who are the Marshfield Area Purple Angels?
Marshfield Area Purple Angels is a new non-profit organization raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. We provide free services and support to people who have dementia and to those who care for them. We also offer free caregiving classes, workshops, and support groups for family caregivers, and we provide education programs for the community.

The children of Ronald and Margaret Seubert formed this new non-profit organization in their honor, and in special memory of Margaret who recently passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. In March 2015 we filed Articles of Incorporation with the State of Wisconsin, in July we received official designation as a tax-exempt organization under IRS code 501c3, and in August we became certified as a charitable organization in the State of Wisconsin. We have an established board of directors, an all-volunteer staff, a modest budget, and we began programming in the Marshfield area in September 2015.


What does the Purple Angel symbol stand for?
The purple angel is the global symbol for dementia awareness. It was designed by Norman McNamara (diagnosed with early onset dementia) and Jane Moore, both from the UK. Together they developed the Purple Angel Dementia Campaign that is now a global initiative. Purple Angel upholds the principle that people with dementia have an absolute right to enjoy a good quality of life and continued involvement in their local communities.


What is the Purple Angel Campaign?
The goal is to address negative attitudes and ultimately reverse them by raising awareness and understanding of the impact the disease has on individuals and their families. One way this is done is by providing training for businesses, service providers, and community organizations on how to not only recognize the signs of dementia, but how to improve services for people with dementia, their families, and their caregivers.


What does it mean to be a dementia-friendly business?
A dementia-friendly business has trained staff who are able to recognize the signs and symptoms of dementia, who can effectively communicate with individuals who have dementia, and who are able to locate resources and assistance for themselves and for individuals with dementia.

Businesses and organizations who are interested in being designated as dementia-friendly sign a pledge, participate in a free 30-minute training session, and agree to partner with Marshfield Area Purple Angels to help make Marshfield a dementia-friendly community.


What is a dementia-friendly community?
A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is promoting this initiative as part of the Wisconsin Dementia Care System Redesign. Marshfield Area Purple Angels has committed to lead this initiative in Marshfield.


Where can I get more information?

Contact Doug Seubert, executive director and founder of Marshfield Area Purple Angels:

Phone: 715-383-0897

Email: doug@marshfieldpurpleangels.org