DCCI Task Force

(Dementia Care and Cure Initiative) Task Force

The DCCI Task Force is composed of local Broward community leaders charged with developing dementia caring communities in Broward County.  Florida has the second-highest incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the nation – only behind California. There are approximately 560,000 individuals currently living with Alzheimer’s disease in the state of Florida with projections that more than 720,000 individuals will be living with the disease by 2025. These figures do not include other forms of dementia or the millions who serve as caregivers. 

 

The DCCI Task Force is charged with developing dementia caring communities in Broward County. The Goals of the Task Force are to:

1.    Increase awareness of dementia, services, and supports Accomplished through educational events, the media, and joint efforts with community leaders and stakeholders, including partnering state agencies. 

2.    Provide assistance to dementia caring communities. Each participating community is supported by the Department of Elder Affairs to produce and implement community-specific action-oriented plans. 

3.    Continue advocacy for care and cure programs. Advocating for the funding of programs that care for both those diagnosed with dementia.


If you are interested in joining the Task Force, please contact the Chief Executive Officer Charlotte Mather-Taylor.

 

DEMENTIA CARE AND CURE INITIATIVE (DCCI) TASK FORCE

Charlotte Mather-Taylor, Chair

Aging and Disability Resource Center

 
Milena Cedeno-Oblinger, Co-Chair

Broward Health North

 
 

Dr. Naushira Pandya, M.D.

Nova Southeastern College

 

Dr. Murray H. Todd

Community Advocate

 

Shelly Greenberg

Community Advocate

 

Jennifer Braisted

Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Florida

 

Philip Solomon

Philip Solomon and Associates

 

Ingrid Simpson

Florida Department of Children and Families

 

Kathleen Bente, JD 

Florida Department of Children and Families

 

Sweta Tewary, PhD, MSW, MS

Nova Southeastern College

 

 

Kandi Osman

Aging and Disability Resource Center

Karen Herr, RN

Quantum Laboratories

 

Timothy G. Curtin

Memorial Healthcare System

 

Renee Podolsky

Department of Health

 

Donna DeFronzo, NHA

Department of Active Aging

 

Commissioner Anthony Caggiano

City of Margate

 

Diann Geronemus, LCSW, CCM

Community Advocate

 

Lt. Rafailovitc

Broward County Sheriff’s Office

 

Andrea Busada, Director

Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services

 

Stephanie Scott, MSSW, PhD

United Way of Broward

 

Heidi Friedman, Esquire

Friedman Elder Law Department

 

Traci Schweitzer

Florida Department of Children and Families

 

Rosanna D Tavares

SouthCentral/SouthEast Focal Point

 

Lessep Duncan

Broward County Elderly & Veterans Services 

Darlene Brown-Ponder

Tender Loving Care Adult Day Health Center

 

Deborah Golden

Florida Department of Children and Families

 

Karin Diaz

Northwest Focal Point Senior Center

 

Irma M. Diaz

Homewatch CareGivers of Southwest Broward

 

Margaret (Maggie) R. de Cambre Borges, M.Sc.

Florida Department of Children & Families

 

Lymari Rivera

Florida PACE Centers

 

Elizabeth Lombardo

Aging and Disability Resource Center

 

Katrina Davenport

SouthCentral/SouthEast Focal Point

 

Manon Lapage

University Hospital and Medical Center

DCCI Video Content

Emotional & Behavioral Management
Supporting Loved Ones With Dementia In The Hospital

 

Memory Disorder Center
Proactive Planning For a Loved One with Dementia / Alzheimer's