Dementia Friendly Communities
There is a lot of talk about “Dementia Friendly Communities.” What is that? A dementia-friendly community is one in which everyone is welcomed, including those with dementia and their care partners. The shopkeepers, business owners, government and emergency services are educated about dementia and ways that they can help those with dementia in their interactions. They also are educated about dementia-friendly environmental changes that can be made such as signage with contrasting colors that can make navigating easier for those with dementia.