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Dementia Friendly Dingwall?

What is a Dementia Friendly Community?

A dementia friendly community is made up of the whole community – shop assistants, public service workers, faith groups, businesses, police, fire and ambulance staff, bus drivers, school pupils, clubs and societies, and community leaders – people who are committed to working together and helping people with dementia to remain a part of their community and not become apart from it.

With your help it’s very possible we could make Dingwall a very Dementia Friendly town… the first in Ross Shire. This involves learning a little about dementia and doing very simple and practical things that can make an enormous difference to people living with the condition.

There is no “one-size fits all” for a dementia-friendly community but you may find some of the material developed so far useful so visit Alzheimer Scotland Online for access to their toolkits

Hints and Tips for Shops and Businesses

People with dementia may visit your shop, business or workplace. Sometimes they will need extra assistance to help them to use your services. This multifold leaflet provides some simple tips that may help you to make your organisation more dementia-friendly.

If you are interested in getting involved or would like more info on how to help make Dingwall Dementia Friendly, please contact hlyons@alzscot.org.