Dementia Friendly Communities

Join us in creating safe and supportive spaces for people with dementia by learning how to create a Dementia Friendly Community!

What is a Dementia Friendly Community?

A dementia friendly community focuses on stigma reduction and the inclusion of people living with dementia in the places they work, live and play. When people living with dementia are met with compassion and are acknowledged as rightful members of society, dementia is brought into the open where we can address it together.

People with dementia and their care partners have the right to live well in the community, together. As more people are diagnosed with dementia every year and choose to live at home, we need to determine how we can better support people living with dementia.

Everyone – local governments, the professional sector, community groups and the general public – can work towards becoming more dementia friendly.

Join thousands in our region in showing your support for people living with dementia and their care partners. Together, we can create a more dementia friendly community.

How Can We Include People With Dementia in Our Community?
Created by Dr Sabina Brennan with funding from GENIO

Help Make Your Community Dementia Friendly

There are many ways to get involved with Dementia Friendly Communities and we all have a role to play. It all starts with learning more about dementia.

Choose the option or options that work best for you and your needs. For example – start off by becoming a Dementia Friend and then spread the word! Get others involved at your favourite local businesses, community groups, or where you work or volunteer.

Dementia Friend

For individuals – including those working and volunteering within organizations and community groups.

Community Supporter

For businesses, organizations, community groups and municipal governments who are looking for formal recognition.

Community Innovator

For businesses, organizations, community groups, municipal governments – and anyone with a great idea!

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Questions about our programs and services?

Quick Links to our available support programs:

Support for the Person with Dementia

Support for the Care Partner

Education for the Care Partner