Step One: Reach Out to the Community
Dementia-friendly communities work best when members of the community participate and work together. Communities will typically gather people from their city or town who have expressed enthusiasm for making their community more dementia friendly. Many hold an informational session to inform the general public about the intention of introducing dementia-friendly actions. Invitation and outreach materials are available to help generate interest and recruit residents including people living with dementia and their care partners, civic leaders, and local government officials.
Communities should consider pursuing both together.