A $1.17 million grant will bring dementia services to more people living with dementia (PLWD) and their care partners in south central Indiana, an area that has greater populations of older adults than the state average. IU Health Foundation developed the grant application with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Service in Community Health at IU Health Bloomington Hospital and the Rural Dementia Network (RDN) of South Central Indiana.
"As the population continues to age, it’s important that we show compassion to people with dementia and strengthen the assistance available to their caregivers," said Cassandra Tice, Grants Director at IU Health Foundation. "We are grateful to HRSA for supporting RDN and the growing numbers of people who can benefit from its services."
The new funding will:
In support of the “Dementia Friendly Communities” model, a nationally recognized approach, the funding will also expand current RDN services:
To support the healthcare priorities important to your part of Indiana, contact IU Health Foundation’s regional philanthropy directors.