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Dementia Friendly Communities

Building Dementia Friendly Communities in Warwickshire

This section will introduce you to the different initiatives around dementia awareness and includes information on:

  • Dementia Friends
  • Dementia Action Alliance
  • Enhancing Skills and Knowledge
  • Services and Support

Watch the video below to find out more:

Alzheimer’s Society report ‘Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyone’ (2013)

  • 47% of people think that dementia-friendly areas would be nicer places for everyone to live
  • 33% of people think that shops and local businesses would benefit in areas where people living with dementia were supported to be more involved in their local community
  • 28% of people living with dementia said they weren’t confident to continue doing activities such as shopping, exercise and using transport, which in turn may reduce independence and lead to isolation.

Why should Warwickshire become dementia friendly?

It is estimated that there are currently approximately 7,600 people in Warwickshire living with dementia. This number will rise to just over 11,000 in the next ten years.

As numbers of people living with dementia are predicted to rise it is important that we take action now to support anyone affected by dementia to live well in their community. This is particularly important as two thirds of people with dementia live in the community in their own home.

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