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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: July 15, 2014

Mary’s Little Worlds

With the case study presented in this article we explore how people with dementia experience and use their environment to expand our understanding of how architectural environments can improve their well-being. We focus on how relationships between people and spaces change for people with dementia. Iris Van Steenwinkel, Chantal Van Audenhove and Ann Heylighen, Mary’s… Read more »

Posted: June 8, 2014

Benefits and Challenges of Participating in a Social Recreation Group…

Elaine Moody

This qualitative study explored the impact of a community-based social recreation group for people with early dementia, focusing on experiences and perceptions of the participants themselves. Phinney A and Moody E (2011). Leisure Connections: Benefits and Challenges of Participating in a Social Recreation Group for People With Early Dementia. Activities, Adaptation & Aging. 35(2). pp…. Read more »