Creating Dementia Friendly Communities - A Toolkit
The Dementia Friendly Communities Toolkit contains a variety of key resources that will support organisations, businesses and communities to be more informed and enabled to support people with dementia and their loved ones to stay living well.
It contains a guide that provides a practical framework based on our experiences over the past three years in supporting communities to work towards becoming more dementia friendly. Please click here to find out more.
It also contains a number of information resources for various services, businesses, emergency response teams and people working in the areas of arts and leisure providing them with hints and tips for how they can support people with dementia.
Religious and spiritual providers
Arts and cultural facilities
Leisure and recreation organisations
Learn, Listen, Link
Learn, Listen, Link is an awareness campaign from The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
The campaign aims to ‘Forget the Stigma’ and urges the public to sign up to take a simple, three-step challenge to fight the stigma that can be associated with dementia. The challenge involves learning the facts of the condition, listening and empathising, and linking in with those with dementia to prevent isolation.
Please click here to view an example of a Learn, Listen, Link presentation.
Learn: Find out the facts
What is dementia?
Facts about dementia in Ireland
Recognising the signs and symptoms
Listen: Take the time to empathise and understand
This part encourages a deeper understanding of dementia through video material of people with dementia and family carers outlining their experience of living with it.
Link: Don’t ignore or avoid the person
This section will help you to identify unique ways that staff and communities can support people with dementia.
To find out more about how you can avail of a Learn Listen Link awareness session for your organisation or community please contact: Avril Easton, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, 01 2073802 or e-mail email@example.com