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What is a Dementia Friendly Community?

Dementia friendly communities include and support people with dementia in the places they work, live and play. People living with the disease feel supported by their community members whether they are at post offices, retail outlets, using transportation or enjoying hobbies out in the community.

The term “community” can mean a location like a neighborhood or city, but can also include groups of people with shared interests or features, such as professional groups, religious organizations or businesses. This means that cities and towns can become Dementia Friendly Communities, as can your book club, your business, a local coffee shop, a faith group or grocery store.

Becoming dementia friendly is about the small things. Watch these videos for inspiration.

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