Dementia friendly Edinburgh

Help cure the stigma of Dementia

You can help cure the stigma of dementia by doing six little things. To find out more about the six easy ways help someone with dementia you can read our dementia stigma leaflet. It's just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition.

You can join the conversation on Twitter at #dementia6littlethings

How to become a Dementia friend 

City of Edinburgh Council and partners Alzheimer Scotland and NHS Lothian are working with organisations and individuals in the city to make Edinburgh a Dementia Friendly Community.

A dementia friendly community is a city, town or neighbourhood where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and confident they can be part of community life. 

In a dementia-friendly community people will understand dementia. People with dementia and their families will feel included and involved, and have choice and control over their lives.

To find out more you can contact us at dementia.friendly.city@edinburgh.gov.uk

Dementia friendly neighbourhoods

An increasing number of areas in Edinburgh are working to become dementia friendly.

A dementia friendly forum was instituted by members of the Cramond and Barnton community to raise awareness of dementia and to make the area dementia friendly. For more information read about the forum's objectives.

Retailers in Cameron Toll Shopping centre support dementia friendly Edinburgh. For more information you can read the press release and see the photos of their first event.

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