Dementia-friendly communities

“The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Dementia-Friendly Communities initiative will help create inviting and supportive communities where people like me who are living with dementia in the community can feel comfortable and safe walking, shopping and just getting around.”

 – Jim Mann, Alzheimer’s Advocate and B.C. Leadership Group member

Have you joined the movement yet? Join us as we work with municipalities, professionals, corporations and volunteers to better support people with dementia through our Dementia-Friendly Communities initiative.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is bringing this initiative to our province. By providing the tools, education and information that community members need, the Society is helping municipalities, professionals, corporations and the public to develop dementia-friendly communities.


The Dementia-Friendly Communities initiative includes:

  • Dementia Friends education to the professional sector, municipalities and the general public so that everyone can take part in creating accessible, inclusive spaces for people with dementia.
  • Education and information toolkits for municipalities and professional sectors across the province.

Learn more about the Dementia-Friendly Communities initiative by contacting or find out how to become an advocate for dementia-friendly communities.


Dementia Friends Canada 

Alzheimer Societies across Canada are working with the Public Health Agency of Canada on the national Dementia Friends Canada awareness and public engagement initiative. The aim is to create a more aware and informed Canadian population to dispel myths and reduce stigma about dementia. Visit to watch an informative video, register as a Dementia Friend, and then commit to an action you can take as a Dementia Friend.

You can also participate in face-to-face Dementia Friends educational workshops through the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Contact for more information.


Dementia-Friendly Communities is partially funded by: 


Last Updated: 04/01/16
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