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.



Information providers

Religious and spiritual providers

Emergency services

Arts and cultural facilities

Leisure and recreation organisations

Transport providers


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

More information

About Alzheimer Ireland

The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Find out what we docontact us and more

About our services

We offer a range of services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, their families and carers. All our services operate using the philosophy of person centred care.

Featured Events

Fundraising is an extremely important source of revenue for our services and takes place locally across Ireland as well as through national events and campaigns. We aim is to raise €5 million a year.


The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has, since it was founded, campaigned on behalf of people with dementia and their carers to improve the lives of all those affected by dementia.


We have many items available for sale through our shop. Buy these items will help raise much needed funds for The Society to continue providing vital service all around the country.


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