Dementia Friendly Toolkit Overview
In a dementia friendly community, every part of the community plays a role and works together to create a dementia friendly culture.
The Dementia-Friendly Toolkit guides communities through a research-informed process that fosters adoption of dementia friendly practices in all parts of community. The toolkit is designed to be flexible and adapt to fit a community’s needs and complement other project management processes. The four phases are: Convene, Engage, Analyze, and Act. Successful implementation of the community toolkit requires strong leadership, dedicated team members and well-developed work plans. The time commitment for completing the four phases varies and has ranged anywhere from six to eighteen months.
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Convene key community leaders and members to understand dementia and its implications for your community. Then, form an Action Team.
Engage key leaders to assess current strengths and gaps in your community using a comprehensive engagement tool.
Analyze your community needs and determine the issues stakeholders are motivated to act on; then set community goals.
Approximately 1-3 months Approximately 2-6 months Approximately 1-2 months 2 months - ongoing