2019 Alzheimer’s Association Fact & Figures report estimates Hawai‘i has 29,000 people aged 65 years and older with Azheimer’s dementia. This figure will grow by 20.7% to 35,000 people by 2025. With age being the greatest risk factor for dementia, and Hawai‘i having the fastest growing older population in the nation – it is of critical importance that the state becomes more dementia capable.
In 2017, the Executive Office on Aging (EOA) received a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to develop the Hawai‘i Alzheimer’s Disease and Supportive Services Program (HADSSP). The goal of the grant is to build and sustain dementia-capability within the state’s No Wrong Door (NWD) Network and provide better access to services for persons with dementia and their caregivers.
Major products from this grant will include a comprehensive dementia-capable training curricula tailored to Hawaii’s NWD agencies, a Memory Care Services & Supports Inventory and translations of dementia materials distributed in print and online, a project evaluation, and final report.
Dr. Terry and Michelle Barclay Dementia Capable training, March 7, 2018
Dementia Basics, May 16, 2020 with Dr. Ritabelle Fernandes
Dementia Capability Training, Part II, Normal Aging vs. Dementia, May 21, 2020 with Dr. Ritabelle Fernandes
Dementia Capability Training, Part III, Strategies for Families, May 28, 2020 with Dr. Ritabelle Fernandes
Dementia Capability Training for Community Health Workers- Part I
Dementia Capability Training for Community Health Workers- Part I (with closed captioning)
Dementia Capability Training for Community Health Workers- Part II
Dementia Capability Training for Community Health Workers- Part II (with closed captioning)
Memory Care Roadmap for Family Caregivers
Hawaii 2025: State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Hawaii 2025: State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias 2020 Update
Hawai‘i Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (HADI)
Booklet: Worried About Your Memory?
Directories (Current as of August 2020, subject to change)
Hawaii Geriatrician Directory
Hawaii Geriatric Psychiatry Directory
Hawaii Neurologist Directory