Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities

Dementia-friendly communities include and support people with dementia in the places they work, live and play.

In a dementia-friendly community, people living with dementia feel supported by their community members whether they are  at post offices, retail outlets, using transportation or enjoying hobbies out in the community.

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Caring Communities in Manitoba

The people of Austin, Manitoba, and a young woman named Stéphanie Demers, who lives in Winnipeg, have something in common: they have played a role in turning their neighbourhoods into caring communities through their compassionate action towards someone with dementia.

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Dementia Friends

A Dementia Friend is someone who learns a little about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into simple actions that can help people with dementia live well.

The goal of the initiative is to engage Canadians in understanding what it means to live with dementia, and how to better support those affected within the community.

Dementia Friends brings us one step closer to our goal of a caring community in Manitoba — made up of many dementia-friendly businesses, organizations and services that support the needs of people living with dementia.

Click here to sign up as a Dementia Friend today.

Request a Dementia Friend Presentation

If your business or organization is interested in a presentation about Dementia Friends and how you can become more involved, email dementiafriends@alzheimer.mb.ca, call 204-943-6622 (in Winnipeg) or 1-800-378-6699 (in Manitoba).