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Dementia Friendly Edinburgh

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The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with NHS Lothian and Alzheimer Scotland, is working with Edinburgh's local community to make Edinburgh a dementia friendly city.

The aim is to make the city a better place to live for people with dementia.

This involves working with businesses, organisations that provide services and infrastructure for the city, people with dementia, carers and local neighbourhoods to encourage everyone to help people with dementia.

The stigma of dementia leads many people to become isolated from their communities. Dementia Friendly Edinburgh is all about stopping this happening.

The more people understand the issues that people with dementia face on a day-to-day basis, the more likely they are to help them stay part of our community.  

All shops and other businesses and organisations already have customers who have dementia. The number of people with dementia is set to double of the next two decades.  It is thought that one in three people over 65 will get dementia. As the number of people with dementia increases over the coming years, the number of customers with dementia will also grow.

It is important that people with dementia can continue to do everyday things such as shopping and getting about the city. This makes them feel part of our community and their own neighbourhoods.

The more organisations that join Dementia Friendly Edinburgh, the better life will be for people with dementia and their families and friends who support them. 

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