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Dementia-friendly rural communities guide

A practical guide for rural communities to support people affected by dementia

The guide shares good practice and creative ideas from across the sector.



It aims to inform and educate individuals and organisations so they have a better understanding of dementia and how it affects people. It also provides tools and guidance so that the sector can help more people affected by dementia lead more active lives. 

This guide highlights the many ways that organisations can better support people affected by dementia, so that they can participate in their local community. 

This new resource includes ways for individuals and organisations to make their activities more suitable to people who are starting an activity for the first time or after a period of inactivity. It also signposts to relevant organisations and explains where to find more information.