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Safety and Activities are Key in a Dementia-Friendly Community

Posted by Administrator on 2/21/2013
What does dementia-friendly community mean? This town in Belgium gives us some answers. They have:
  • Groups that support the caregiver while providing the opportunity for the person with dementia to engage in meaningful activities.
  • Police who are aware of those living with dementia in the community, so that they can act quickly should the person become lost.
  • Stores with a sign in the window indicating they have staff ready to welcome those with dementia.

 

Knowing what activities might be appropriate at the different stages of dementia can help those who are wanting to make our communities a better place for those with this condition.  What other things might make a community dementia-friendly?

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