Posted on Dec 08, 2020
 
Did you know there are 6 million Americans suffering with Dementia? In the next 30 years, that number is going to more than triple, says Anne Zieglmeier, Dementia Care Specialist Assistant for the Aging & Disability Resource Center in Green Bay. ....
 
 
Zieglmeier shared with Green Bay West Rotary these stunning facts alongside the fact that more than 100 Brown County businesses have become dementia friendly through the Purple Angel Initiative. This training program helps business employees better identify and understand individuals who have dementia, and respond to behaviors they exhibit in a caring and helpful way. The goal is to allowing people who have dementia, and their caregivers, to visit their familiar stores and enjoy social interests while feeling safe.
 
Participating businesses receive a door decal and will be listed online. For more information, go to https://adrcofbrowncounty.org/purple-angel/