The Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC) is a group of public and private partners guiding and implementing the Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. The DAC wants to understand the expectations and experience of family members/care partners in seeking, and in using, assisted living settings that advertise themselves as “Memory Care” or “specialized dementia care.” (The term family is used broadly as some friends act as surrogate family.)

If you are currently seeking or using an assisted living setting providing Memory Care on behalf of a person needing such care – or have done so in the past – the DAC invites your input through this online survey. The purpose is to gather this information to help us improve the experience of searching for and using such care in the future.

Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary.  Your participation will have no impact your relationship with any provider, the Dementia Action Collaborative or DSHS. Your name and the responses you provide are confidential and will not be connected with you or a facility name in any reports.  If you choose to take the survey you may change your mind at any time and quit without any penalty.

The survey is relatively brief and will likely take no more than 15 minutes. Please feel free to provide additional information in the comment sections. If you have any questions about this project, you may contact: Lynne Korte at

Question Title

1. What is your experience in seeking or using an assisted living setting that advertises as "Memory Care" on behalf of a person with dementia needing care?