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Dementia-Friendly Communities

Dementia-Friendly Communities

Why We Need Them and How We Can Create Them

Susan H. McFadden, PhD

Quick Overview

A hopeful and person-centred account of how friendship and community can create an environment where people with dementia are able to thrive. With examples of successful dementia-friendly initiatives, it shows their many benefits, not only for people living with dementia, but also their family, friends, and the wider community.
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Paperback / softback
2020, 8.90in x 5.98in / 226mm x 152mm, 240pp
ISBN: 9781785928161
$35.00

Description

Creating dementia-friendly communities can give people with dementia the chance to continue meaningful lives with reciprocal personal relationships. Underpinning successful dementia-friendly communities is an awareness of people with dementia as active citizens and the importance of supporting engagement in community life.

This book offers an overview of the dementia-friendly communities movement, showing the many benefits of this approach. It describes community initiatives from across the globe, such as Dementia Friends, memory cafes, and creative engagement with the arts through organizations like TimeSlips. This compassionate book tells another story about dementia, away from negative stereotypes. This alternative approach claims people can retain a sense of dignity, hold onto hope, sustain meaningful relationships, and live with a sense of purpose with support from their communities.

Reviews

'With her deep empathy, humor and vast knowledge, Susan McFadden and the people living with dementia whose words she spotlights, explore the real losses of dementia while showing that grit, spirit and personhood endure - and why our communities can make all the difference.'
- Beth Soltzberg, MSW, MBA Founder/Director, Alzheimer’s/Related Disorders Family Support Program Jewish Family & Children's Service

Authors

By (author): Susan McFadden