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Alzheimer’s-Israel Program Spotlight: EMDA

EMDA, the Alzheimer’s Association of Israel, was founded in 1988 by family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In 2017, EMDA worked with key partners to adapt the global Dementia Friends model for helping those with Alzheimer’s remain part of the community, tailoring it for Israel’s unique cultural needs. Each Dementia Friend can be a neighbor, worker, or community member who learns how to be more aware of those with dementia in the community, and what small gestures can help make their interactions more positive for everyone.