Dementia and Communities

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Posted: January 21, 2015

10 helpful hints for dementia-friendly communities

June Andrews + Shirley Law

10 helpful hints for dementia-friendly communities is full of practical tips for organising a community which harnesses the will and the skills of its members to create an environment which supports its people who are living with dementia.

Posted: September 2, 2014

Building Dementia Friendly Communities: “It’s just so AHP”

Sandra Shafii

Motherwell’s dementia friendly community initiative is now well known. The simple approach and easy to use tools and methodology have been picked up across Scotland, across the rest of the UK and even further afield, including Norway and other European countries. Sandra Shafii looks at why building dementia friendly communities is an AHP’s business.

Posted: August 27, 2014

Remember Well: The secret to Motherwell’s dementia care success

Sandra Shafii

Motherwell’s community-led approach towards dementia is making a real difference to the lives of patients, carers and their families in the area, as reported by STV News in October 2012.

Posted: May 29, 2014

Better outcomes for people affected by dementia

Julie Christie

East Dunbartonshire is an area in Scotland where citizens generally enjoy a very good quality of life, with relatively low levels of unemployment and material deprivation. One of the most significant social challenges facing East Dunbartonshire, however, is its ageing population. Julie Christie wrote The East Dunbartonshire Advisory Clinic Model: Better outcomes for people affected… Read more »

Posted: May 29, 2014

Dementia and Neighbourhoods: a new research programme


At the G8 Summit on dementia in December 2013 the UK Government announced a £20 million programme of research on dementia jointly managed by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In all, 6 projects have been funded as part of this programme. One of the largest… Read more »

Posted: May 28, 2014

Dementia-friendly communities in rural northern Ontario

Elaine Wiersma

Dementia-friendly communities, as communities that enable people with dementia to remain involved and active and have control over their lives for as long as possible, centrally involve social support and social networks for people living with dementia. The purpose of this research was to explore and understand the context of dementia in rural northern communities… Read more »