Namibia - Dementia Friendly Communities

In 2015, Alzheimer’s Dementia Namibia (ADN) visited six towns with an outreach programme. These included Henties Bay, a small costal town with a large population of older people where ADN staff were approached by local shop owner with experience of dementia in her own family. Later that year, dementia training was provided to all 35 of the shop’s staff, which marked a great step forward for both the local community and the association. The training was supported by materials from the UK Dementia Friends campaign. 

In 2017, ADN continues to raise awareness of dementia in Namibia as a precursor to developing dementia friendly attitudes. A film by Hee Haw Productions has documented the activities of the association that challenge the stigma that is preventing progress.