Dementia Friendly Communities - Resources

ADI reports on dementia friendly communities

We produced a report on the key principles of dementia friendly communities. A two page information sheet about the principles is also available.

Dementia friendly communities: Key principles (PDF)

Dementia friendly communities: Global developments (PDF)

Dementia friendly communities: Principles information sheet (PDF)

Other languages

Principles information sheet - Spanish (PDF)

Principles information sheet - Simplified Chinese (PDF)

Links about creating dementia friendly communities

Act on Alzheimer’s dementia-friendly resources, USA

Alzheimer Nederland, Netherlands

Dementia Australia resources for dementia-friendly communities

Alzheimer’s Society resources and guidance for creating dementia-friendly communities, UK

Code of practice for the recognition of dementia-friendly communities in England

Dementia Enabling Environments, Australia

The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) Guides

Dementia Friendly America Toolkit, USA

Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Dementia Without Walls resource hub, UK

World Health Organization’s Age Friendly World website

Dementia Alliance International - Dementia enabling

Dementia friendly society - a perspective for Switzerland
French - Société solidaire Alzheimer – une perspective pour la Suisse
German - Demenzfreundliche Gesellschaft - eine Perspektive für die Schweiz
Italian - Società solidale con i malati di Alzheimer – una prospettiva per la Svizzera

Further reading

Alzheimer Europe. Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2015: Is Europe becoming more dementia friendly? 2015. Luxembourg, Alzheimer Europe

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Innovations in Dementia. Report on Creating Dementia Friendly
. 2012. Dublin, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Alzheimer’s Australia dementia language guidelines:

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. A Guide to Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Community. 2014. NSW,
Alzheimer’s Australia

Alzheimer’s Australia WA. Dementia Friendly Communities Project: Creating a Dementia Friendly
. 2015. WA, Alzheimer’s Australia

Alzheimer’s Society. Building dementia friendly communities: a priority for everyone. 2013. London,
Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society. Creating a dementia-friendly workplace: A practical guide for employers. 2015.
London, Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society. Guidance for communities registering for the recognition process for dementia friendly communities. 2013. London, Alzheimer’s Society

The British Academy. “If you could do one thing…”: Nine local actions to reduce health inequalities. 2014. London, The British Academy

British Standards Institution. Code of practice for the recognition of dementia-friendly communities
in England
. PAS 1365: 2015. 2015. London, British Standards Institute

Dementia Voice. The Spiritual Care of People with Dementia. Date unknown. Bristol, Dementia Voice

Higgins, P. The spiritual and religious needs of people with dementia. Catholic Medical Quarterly 2011; 61(4): 24-29

Innovations in Dementia. Dementia Capable Communities: The views of people with dementia and
their supporters
. 2011. Exeter, Innovations in Dementia

Lin, S-Y & Lewis, FM. Dementia Friendly, Dementia Capable, and Dementia Positive: Concepts to Prepare for the Future. The Gerontologist 2015; 55(2): 237-244. Cary, NC, Oxford University Press

Local Government Association, Innovations in Dementia. Dementia friendly communities: Guidance
for councils
. 2015. London, Local Government Association

McFadden, JT. Aging, Dementia and the Faith Community: Continuing the Journey of Friendship.
2012. Chicago, IL, The Ekklesia Project

Mitchell L. Breaking New Ground: The Quest for Dementia Friendly Communities. 2012. London,
Housing Learning & Improvement Network

Mowat, H & O’Neill, M. Spirituality and ageing: Implications for the care and support of older people.
IRISS Insights; 19. 2013. Glasgow, Iriss

Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Alzheimer’s. Charter of Rights for People with
Dementia and their Carers in Scotland
. 2009. Edinburgh, Alzheimer Scotland

Smith, K. Developing a Dementia-Friendly Christchurch: Perspectives of People with Dementia.
2014. Christchurch, Age Concern New Zealand & Canterbury District Health Board

Swinton, J. Dementia: Living in the Memories of God. 2012. Grand Rapids, MI, William B Eerdmans
Publishing Co.

Tilly J, Wiener JM, Gould E. Dementia-capable States and Communities: the Basics. 2014. Washington, DC, Administration for Community Living

Wisconsin Healthy Brain Initiative. A Toolkit for Building Dementia-Friendly Communities. 2015. Madison, WI, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

World Health Organization. Global age-friendly cities: a guide. 2007. Geneva, World Health Organization