Are interested in learning more about participating in a Dementia Minds group? Groups are for persons living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
National Council of Dementia Minds (NCDM) is proud to be the first national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded and governed by persons living with dementia. Our vision is to transform the worldview of living with a Neurocognitive Disorder (NCD).
In May 2019, a group of friends came together to offer education by persons living with dementia. The demand for speaking engagements skyrocketed as did the number of persons living with dementia wanting to participate. This demand was the impetus for us to form a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
We are a group of individuals who are committed to living our best lives and sharing this experience with others. We advocate for inclusion and equity for persons living with dementia in all aspects of private and public life. We embrace the diversity of persons affected by NCD as well as the multiple types of dementia. Together we promote our strategies to enhance our well-being and refute the misconceptions about living with dementia.
To achieve our vision, we develop and support Dementia Minds groups (persons living with dementia) who create opportunities for dialogue and education for persons living with dementia, licensed healthcare professionals, researchers, families, care partners, policymakers, and communities at large about strategies to live well with Neurocognitive Disorders.
The National Council of Dementia Minds is proud to report that we have provided educational opportunities for over 20,000 people in six countries.
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