The mission of the Dementia Care Specialist Program is to support people with dementia and their caregivers in order to ensure the highest quality of life possible while living at home. In order to accomplish this mission, the dementia care specialist (DCS) has three goals, which are referred to as the three pillars of the program.
The three pillars are:
- Train staff at the ADRC and other county and municipal offices to assist local systems to become dementia capable.
- Help communities become dementia-friendly where people with dementia can remain active and safe, and caregivers can feel supported by their community.
- Provide education and support to people with memory concerns or dementia, and their families, to allow them to live at home safely.