Dementia Friendly Communities

iStock_000007355261MediumThe Alzheimer’s Society has introduced a new scheme to recognise ‘Dementia friendly communities’. This is a very nice way of looking at integrating people with Dementia into the community. Several key documents can be found on this page.

Page 10 of the ‘Dementia friendly communities full report‘ outlines the 10 characteristics of a Dementia friendly community in their definition. These characteristics include supporting early diagnosis, Dementia friendly transport and environments, responsive businesses and services, challenging stigma and community support.

At the Department of Health website they quote from the report, the finding that one in 10 people with Dementia go out only once a month.

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