The Dementia Road Map

Friday, May 14, 2021

Helping families on the dementia journey

Around 120,000 people in Washington state have Alzheimer’s disease or another other type of dementia, and an estimated 295,000 unpaid family caregivers provide care or support for a relative. Receiving a diagnosis of any dementia is overwhelming - raising many immediate questions, as well as handling complex challenges that emerge with time.

The Dementia Action Collaborative created this easy-to-digest resource for families, the Dementia Road Map: A Guide for Family and Care Partners. It offers practical information to families as they enter into, live with and navigate the dementia journey. It is just as useful to clinicians as they strive to support their patients.

“The Dementia Road Map is a vital resource for anyone who is taking care of a loved one living with dementia,” says Dr. Nancy Isenberg, Medical Director of the Center for Healthy Aging/Neurology at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. “I use it as a teaching tool with every new patient and family!”

The Dementia Road Map is available in English and Spanish. You can view it online or order paper copies at low cost.

How to order

Order 1 - 5 copies

Contact the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)

Ordering 6 or more copies

Order from MyPrint
If it is your first time using MyPrint, you will need to register. Click on the login link in the upper right corner of webpage. In the pop-up box, click Register. Once you have registered and/or logged in, put the title (Dementia Road Map) in search box and click Enter. Follow remaining instructions. 

While there is no cost for the guide itself for non-profits and government organizations, for-profit entities will pay for the cost of the booklet. All customers will pay a charge for shipping & handling.

To request copies in Spanish

Contact the Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) will be posting related information, tips, and resources for those who need them on Facebook and Twitter.