Dementia without walls – Creating a dementia friendly York

October 24, 2012

Source: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Follow this link for the full-text of the report: Creating a dementia-friendly York

Date of publication: 4th October 2012

In a nutshell:   What does it take to become a dementia-friendly city?

The York Dementia Without Walls project looked into what’s needed to make York a good place to live for people with dementia and their carers.

Dementia-friendly communities can better support people in the early stages of their illness, maintaining confidence and boosting their ability to manage everyday life. Working with people with dementia, the research team investigated how local resources can be harnessed to this end, provided there is enough awareness.

As part of this project, the team also worked with groups of people with dementia to create a dementia-friendly summary of the research.

The project found that:

  • It’s about the whole community – we can all contribute and we can all gain.
  • We all need to understand better what it means to live with dementia. Training, information should be easy to access and well promoted.
  • It’s not just about new things – York already has so much to offer.
  • People with dementia should be central to planning for the future, and we also need to exploit the potential of technology to improve lives.

Length of publication:  68 pages


UK bids to become world-leader in dementia research with call for global collaboration

October 24, 2012

Source: Department of Health

Follow this link to read the news story: UK bids to become world-leader in dementia research with call for global collaboration

Date of publication: 10th October 2012

Publication type: Website news story

In a nutshell:  “The UK wants to be a world leader in dementia research, but only by international collaboration can we tackle the global challenge of this condition. “By bringing the industry together to discuss how the UK’s unique research resources can make a difference, we are taking bold steps towards boosting dementia research. “With up to 115 million people worldwide due to be affected by dementia by 2050, including a possible 1.7 million in the UK, this is truly a global problem that requires governments to take action.”

Length of publication: 2 pages