Marty Williman, BSN, RN
Program Director
Ohio Council for Cognitive Health
Marty Williman is Program Director for Ohio Council For Cognitive Health. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan. For the past 25 years, Marty has provided education and support to individuals living with a diagnosis of dementia, care partners, and professional caregivers through education programs, care consultation, helpline, early-stage programs, and advocacy. In 2007, Marty, along with other Hancock County leaders, began efforts to create a Dementia Friendly Community. In 2016, Hancock County was the first community in Ohio to be recognized as Dementia Friendly by the Dementia Friendly America Initiative. Prior to Joining Ohio Council For Cognitive Health, Marty worked in hospital, home health care, and health educations settings, as well as with a voluntary health organization.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: By 2050, 13.8 million Americans over 65 will be living with dementia, and most will live in the community. To extend each person's ability to remain living in their homes, we must educate community members across all sectors, and professionals across the continuum about dementia.Methods: Dementia Friends (DF) is an international curriculum designed to increase awareness of dementia and create dementia inclusive communities. Transformation of communities can only occur through educational efforts delivered to specific community sectors. Standard DF educational content has been…