Dementia Friendly Communities
Dementia is a community issue that must be addressed at a community level. Every part of the community has a unique role in fostering meaningful access to and engagement in community life for people living with dementia and their family and friend care partners. As each sector of community takes its own steps to foster support, a community emerges that is informed, safe and respectful emerges to foster quality of life for those living with dementia and their care partners.
DFA fosters local community transformation using tools, resources and technical assistance designed to equip communities to better support people living with dementia and their care partners.
The DFA Community Toolkit can help guide communities through a research informed process that fosters adoption of dementia friendly practices in all parts of the community. The four phase process outlined in the Community Toolkit includes information and resources for communities to convene, engage, analyze and act to become more dementia friendly.
The DFA Sector Guides have been developed to encompass and engage many stakeholders within a community and provide information, resources, and actions that each specific sector can take. Every part of the community has a unique role in meaningfully supporting people with dementia and their family and friend care partners.