Compassion starts with understanding

Aging & Long Term Care is dedicated to creating a dementia-friendly community. Our impactful dementia trainings aim to improve the lives of those living with memory loss, their caregivers, and their loved ones.

Make a difference by signing up today for our free in-person or virtual sessions!

Trainings & Education

Become a Dementia Friend

A Dementia Friend learns about memory loss and then turns that understanding into action. Anyone can become a Dementia Friend by attending a one-hour information session, learn more about this program and join the movement today!

Become a Dementia Friend


Professional Education

Free professional education is available for healthcare professionals, businesses, and organizations. These can be offered on a one-time basis or as part of Aging & Long Term Care’s monthly training series.

We offer dementia trainings to any business or organization, including medical professionals and public facing businesses or organizations.

  • Healthcare and social service professionals– We have evidence-based and evidence-informed trainings focused on healthcare, social service, and medical professionals that include topics like Early Dementia Detection, The Diagnosis Process, Communicating with People Living with Dementia, and Understanding Dementia Behaviors.
  • Any public-facing business or organization– If you work with members of the public who might be living with dementia or caring for someone living with dementia (chances are you do!), we recommend that you schedule one of our staff or train-the-trainer sessions.

Three ways to connect:

  1. Call the Dementia Resource Catalyst:
    (509) 777-1629
  2. Fill out the form on our Contact Us page
  3. Email


Community Education

If you are living with dementia or are a care partner for someone living with memory loss, the Alzheimer’s Association has many programs and resources that can help.

Trainings are offered in-person and virtually. All trainings and resources are free and open to the public.

Visit the Alzheimer’s Association – Washington State Chapter website for:


EMS Connect

EMS Connect is a CAPCE-accredited organization with an educational curriculum that meets nearly all state ongoing education requirements. For $7.50 a month, you are able to access a variety of trainings including the Aging & Long Term Care generated dementia training for First Responders.

EMS Connect Registration

Find More Resources

Dementia Action Collaborative

  • The DAC is a group of public and private partners committed to preparing Washington state for the growth of the population living with dementia.
  • Visit the WA State Dementia Action Collaborative

Individual & Caregiver Support

  • If you are an individual or a caregiver looking for memory loss support, contact our Community Living Connections program: 509-960-7281


  • The STAR-C program was designed to help caregivers for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias.
  • Contact Community Living Connections: 509-960-7281

The Spokane Regional Dementia Friendly Community

  • The Spokane Regional Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) is a group of local organizations and community volunteers that are working together to make our region more respectful toward and informed about memory loss, and offer support that fosters quality of life.
Spokane Roadmap & Dementia Resource List Spokane Regional DFC newsletter

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