Check out how communities around the globe are building capacity for dementia inclusivity.
Here are a few examples we love:
Momentia is a 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.
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.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is proud to be part of Canada’s first and largest provincewide, fully integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to more than 4.4 million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories. Programs and services are offered at more than 900 facilities throughout the province, including hospitals, clinics, continuing care facilities, cancer centres, mental health facilities and community health sites.