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Dementia Supportive Communities Case Studies 

On this page you'll find case studies of some of the great work going on in communities to support people living with dementia and those who care from them. Get ideas, inspiration and contact details to help you in your own work. 

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Communities working to become dementia supportive

  • AWS: Emma (eng)

    Emma: Dementia GO

    Emma Quaeck is the Dementia GO Project Manager, a physical activity and support scheme for people living with dementia and carers. She is also a Dementia Friends Champion and Chairperson of Porthmadog Dementia Friendly Communities.

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  • AWS: Lisa (eng)

    Lisa: Dementia & Imagination

    Lisa is a professional artist who lives in North Wales. In her work, Lisa has collaborated with people living with dementia as part of the Dementia and Imagination project.

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  • AWS: Prestatyn Artisans Collective (eng)

    Pete & Steve: Prestatyn Artisans Collective

    Pete and Steve volunteer with Prestatyn Artisans Collective, an arts and craft centre based in the Old Library in Prestatyn which supports a range of community groups and activities.

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  • AWS: Rhiannon (eng)

    Rhiannon: Brecon Dementia Friendly Community

    Rhiannon is a founder member of Brecon Dementia Friendly Community and Dementia Matters in Powys.

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  • AWS: Sharon (eng)

    Sharon: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

    Sharon is the Learning, Participation and Interpretation Manager for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, and has been leading the work to make National Museum sites more age-friendly.

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  • AWS: Stuart (eng)

    Stuart: Wrexham Football Club

    Stuart is a member of Wrexham Football Supporters Trust, and has been closely involved with making the club a Dementia Friendly venue.

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  • AWS: Teresa (eng)

    Teresa: A Friendly Face

    Teresa campaigns for the rights of people living with dementia. Along with a friend, she has setup “A Friendly Face”, a peer support scheme for people in Flintshire who have been diagnosed with dementia.

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  • Brecon Dementia Friendly Community - video (eng)

    An inspiring short film about how Brecon & Hay are working together to become a dementia friendly community. Produced by Communications PCC.

  • North Wales dementia meet-up - video (eng)

    Great video of an event showing true involvement and engagement of people living with dementia, giving them a voice on the issues that matter to them . Produced by Fran O'Hara.

  • Intergenerational arts and dementia - video (eng)

    A project run as part of Brecon Dementia Friendly Community which used arts for an intergenerational project working with people living with dementia.

  • Eloquent Brain - video (eng)

    An intergenerational arts project involving people with dementia organised by Lisa Carter as part of the Dementia and Imagination project.

  • Llanfaes Primary School in Brecon - video (eng)

    How Llanfaes Primary School in Brecon is contributing to the work to make Brecon & Hay dementia friendly. A film produced by Communications PCC.

  • Music & Memories - video (eng)

    A project run as part ofBrecon Dementia Friendly Community exploring the positive power of music and singing.

  • Dementia Cafés (eng)

    Dementia Cafés

    Dementia cafés in Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Powys and Wrexham.

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  • Dementia RED (eng)

    Dementia RED (Respect, Empathy, Dignity)

    Dementia contact and information points in GP surgeries in North Denbighshire.

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  • GP Pathfinder project (eng)

    GP Pathfinder project

    A care pathway for people living with dementia under development in Carmarthenshire.

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  • Llys Jasmine extra care facility (eng)

    Llys Jasmine extra care facility

    Housing project in Flintshire featuring apartments designed for people living with dementia.

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  • Lost in Art project (eng)

    Lost in Art

    Visual arts project for people living with dementia and their families in Denbighshire.

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  • Musical Memories (eng)

    Musical Memories

    A group in Swansea using the power of song to support people with dementia and their carers.

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  • Swansea Dementia Supportive Community Gala Concert (eng)

    Swansea Dementia Supportive Community Gala Concert

    A gala concert held in Swansea in recognition of the city working to become dementia friendly.

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  • Creating a dementia friendly York (eng)

    Creating a dementia friendly York

    Report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on their Dementia Without Walls project in York, with useful guidance on establishing a dementia supportive community.

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