Hawaii Circle of Care for Dementia

In late 2018 CCH was awarded a three-year cooperative agreement grant from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — the Alzheimerʻs Disease Program Initiative. Itʻs given annually to selected states and communities with the goal of expanding dementia-capable home and community-based service systems at the local level.

Hawaii Vision: To strengthen and expand the circle of care supporting persons living with memory loss and their caregivers by providing effective person- and family-centered dementia-capable programs, services and resources to help them remain independent and safe in their communities.

The goals and objectives of our grant are:

  1. To deliver evidence-based behavior symptom management training and expert consultation to unpaid or family caregivers of persons living with dementia to relieve caregiver stress and burden.
  2. To develop and deliver supportive services to persons living alone with memory loss
  3. To improve the quality and effectiveness of programs and services dedicated to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at increased risk for dementia as they age.
  4. To empower and educate the public and workforce about dementia, brain health and risk factors, and becoming Dementia Friends.

This site will expand in the coming months to include resources and information for the public and professionals on Alzheimerʻs disease and related dementias. We will feature scheduled trainings, webinars, programs, and online resources.

Upcoming Dementia Education and Trainings

Dorothy Colby is a Certified Positive Approach to CareTM Trainer and national Mentor, with more than 20 years of professional and personal experience caring for people with dementia. She is Director of Community Engagement for Hale Kuʻike Memory Care Home at Nuʻuanu, Bayside & Pali locations.

Positive Approach to Care seminars, developed by dementia advocate and Occupational Therapist Teepa Snow, provide essential information for families and professional care partners on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey.

WHERE: Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi, Community Hall, 1822 Keʻeaumoku St., in Makiki
This is a FREE series, but space is limited.
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Supported in part by grant No. 90ADPI0011-01-00 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy. The grant was awarded to Catholic Charities Hawaii for the Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative.