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Dementia Supportive Communities Resource Hub 

On this page you'll find handy guides and tools to support you in making your community more dementia friendly, and links to websites and organisations to help you in your work.

Making your community dementia friendly

  • Pocket guide to being dementia supportive (eng)

    Pocket guide to being dementia supportive

    A practical guide for how you can be more supportive to people living with dementia where you live and work

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  • Small changes make a dementia friendly community - video (eng)

    Short film from The Alzheimer's Society about how small changes can make a big difference to people living with dementia in their daily lives.

  • Involving people with dementia in creating dementia-friendly communities (eng)

    Involving people with dementia in creating dementia-friendly communities

    A practical guide from DEEP (the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project) on involving people living with dementia in the creation of dementia-friendly communities.

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  • 5 Things you should know about dementia (eng)

    5 Things you should know about dementia

    Key facts about dementia from The Alzheimer's Society in an easy-to-read booklet.

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  • Ideas on actions to make your community more dementia friendly (eng)

    Ideas on actions to make your community more dementia friendly

    A handy list of suggestions for groups looking to make their communities more dementia friendly from the Dementia Action Alliance.

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  • Dementia and sensory challenges (eng)

    Dementia and Sensory Challenges

    A guide to some of the sensory challenges faced by people living with dementia, and tips on how to overcome these, published by the Scottish Dementia Working Group.

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  • Dementia words matter: Guidelines on language about dementia (eng)

    Dementia words matter

    Recommendations from DEEP (the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project) on recommended language to be used when discussing dementia.

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Guides for businesses and organisations

  • Becoming a dementia-friendly retailer: a practical guide (eng)

    Becoming a dementia-friendly retailer: a practical guide

    A handy guide on how retailers can become more dementia-friendly, from The Alzheimer's Society.

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  • How to help people with dementia: A guide for customer facing staff (eng)

    How to help people with dementia: A guide for customer facing staff

    A simple guide for customer facing staff on how to deal with people with dementia, from The Alzheimer's Society.

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  • Tips for employers who want to become more dementia-friendly (eng)

    Tips for employers who want to become more dementia-friendly

    Top tips from DEEP for employers looking to become more dementia friendly.

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  • Creating a dementia friendly workplace (eng)

    Creating a dementia friendly workplace

    A practical guide by The Alzheimer's Society for employers looking to make their workplaces dementia-friendly.

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  • Toolkit for small museums (eng)

    Toolkit for small museums

    Really helpful guide aimed at small museums wanting to become more dementia friendly from Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery which contains useful advice for any public-facing organisation.

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  • Becoming a dementia-friendly arts centre: A practical guide (eng)

    Becoming a dementia-friendly arts centre: A practical guide

    Great advice from The Alzheimer's Society for arts centres looking to make their venues dementia-friendly.

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  • Making your church dementia friendly (eng)

    Making your church dementia friendly

    A useful guide from Livability on helping churches becoming more accessible and inclusive for people living with dementia and their carers.

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