Respect: the key to being dementia friendly

An older man sits with his back to the camera in a cafeThe Guardian has published an article on What makes a Dementia Friendly Community? Respect, collaboration and support.  Some key points in the article are:

  1. Being dementia friendly is largely due to grass roots action
  2. Members of the public need to be able to recognise the signs of dementia
  3. Carers need consideration too and better supports for both formal and informal carers
  4. Large companies need to engage with communities on this topic.

See also the latest from Alzheimer’s Australia about the World Health Organization agreement and what it means for an Australian dementia strategy.