Step One: Reach Out to the Community
Dementia-friendly communities work best when members of the community participate and work together. Gather people from your city or town who have expressed enthusiasm or hold a community awareness meeting and form your ‘action team.’
Hosting an informational session can 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, civic leaders, and local government officials.
Consider pursuing both age- and dementia-friendly initiatives together.