Check out how communities around the globe are building capacity for dementia inclusivity.
Here are a few examples we love:
Dementia Connection Resources. The purpose of the Westview Dementia Support Community initiative is to increase inclusivity and reduce stigma for community members affected by dementia. Building upon community partnerships within the health, social and business sectors, the collaborative works closely with clients and families affected by dementia to increase understanding of current barriers that limit opportunities to participate fully in their communities.
This non-profit organization provides hope and help to individuals and families living with dementia and information about how to live proactively with dementia. They offer services and peer support including three weekly online discussion groups, two monthly podcasts, an online Resources Centre, a national Speakers Bureau and more. All efforts and activities by this charitable organization are shaped and informed by individuals living with dementia.
(Developing Supportive Neighbourhood-Built Environment to Foster Mobility, Engagement and Social Participation among Community-Dwelling Adults Living with Dementia) is an interdisciplinary community-based research project out of Simon Fraser University that aims to understand the steps communities can take to make neighbourhoods friendly for people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Momentia is a Seattle-based grassroots movement empowering persons with memory loss and their loved ones to remain connected and active in the community. The Puget Sound region is
home to a variety of dementia-friendly opportunities offered by a growing number of community members and organizations.
Dementia Australia represents the more than 450,000 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.6 million Australians involved in their care. They advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers. They also provide support services, education and information.