Dementia Friendly Communities
One of our core objectives here at the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District is to continue to look for new ways to make life better for those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. One way we are looking to bring people closer together is through the Dementia Friends campaign. As many of you already know, a Dementia Friend is someone who learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into simple actions that can help people with dementia live well.
Registering to become a Dementia Friend is easy and means joining a growing movement of individuals and workplaces who are increasing awareness and creating positive change. If you haven’t already done so, I urge you to visit www.dementiafriends.ca, sign up and spread the word to your family and friends and colleagues.
So now that you are all dementia friends, get involved in becoming a dementia friendly community. The term community can mean a location like a neighbourhood, or city, it can include groups of people with shared interests, like professional groups or organizations.
A dementia-friendly community is a community that focuses on stigma reduction and the inclusion of people with dementia. Its community members are educated about dementia and recognize that people with dementia may sometimes experience the world differently. They foster understanding about dementia and encourage people with dementia to participate in their communities to the fullest extent possible. In a dementia-friendly community, people living with dementia feel supported by their community members even when they face potential challenges.
Meet our newest Dementia Friendly Community
|Upper Canada village is a part of the St Lawrence Parks Commission, a place where social studies and history come to life. All staff have completed training with the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall to become a dementia friendly community.
They are proud to be implementing the learned skills to make Upper Canada Village more accessible for people living with dementia. It is located 11km east of Morrisburg Ontario on County Rd # 2.
See our Dementia Friends album here!
Let's help people with dementia, caregivers, and our local communities know that in our region we are proud to be dementia friends.
Together, we can make a significant difference.
For more information on Dementia Friendly Communities please call us at 613-932-4914 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: 06/12/17