MyRide Volunteer Advanced Training - Working with Riders with Dementia and Memory Loss

Introduction - Dementia 101

Dementia is an umbrella term that includes many different symptoms. Riders may experience any of these symptoms of Dementia:

What can I do to help riders with dementia?

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Read these Helpful Tips

Download or print some helpful hints for working with people with Dementia.

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Become a Dementia Friend

A Dementia Friend learns about dementia and then turns that understanding into action. We all have a part to play in creating dementia friendly communities!

The most helpful thing you can do is be Patient and Understanding

ABOUT US >

MyRide TN Southeast provides volunteer assisted transportation to essential appointments for adults ages 60 and older that are able to walk independently or with a walker or cane. Volunteer drivers are well-screened, background checked, and trained to provide door-through-door customized assistance. Rides are affordable and adaptable to the needs of the rider. Riders must complete a short screening process and application to begin scheduling rides.

 

Volunteering is simple and flexible enough to meet a busy schedule. Drivers are required to take at least one trip a month (which is a maximum of three hours). Volunteers must be 21+, have a clean, well-maintained vehicle, complete a background check, and attend a training session. Other types of volunteer opportunities may be available as well.

 

For more information or to apply to Ride or Volunteer, please call (423) 424-4201 or email MyRide@sedev.org

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T: 423-424-4201

C: 424-779-2563

E: MyRide@sedev.org

The funding for this project was provided through a grant awarded by the Davidson County Chancery Court, Part III from the Senior Trust/Elder Trust settlement (Case No. 11-1548-III) and through a contract administered by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.