Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2020

Degree Type

Capstone - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)




Audrey Falk

Second Advisor

Melissa Nemon


This project focused on how to increase individual, community, and structural impacts surrounding dementia communities. This project provided a space for caregivers, family members, and the general public to come together and understand how to approach and empathize with a person with dementia. Through a 4-hour workshop: Under the Umbrella of Dementia led a Dementia Friends information session, a dementia LIVE simulation, and a Question and Answer Panel with professionals, it was found highly beneficial to facilitate because it provided education on what dementia is and how to properly approach a person with dementia. By broadening the target audience and inviting caregivers, family members, and the general public, it allowed attendees to be able to interact and share field or home experiences as a support system within the workshop.

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