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Dementia RED (Respect Empathy Dignity): Collaborating to build dementia supportive communities in North Wales – reporting on a pilot project (innovative practice)

Chalk, A. and Page, S. (2015) Dementia RED (Respect Empathy Dignity): Collaborating to build dementia supportive communities in North Wales – reporting on a pilot project (innovative practice). Dementia: the International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 15 (2). pp. 257-262. DOI: 10.1177/1471301214563203

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Abstract

There is increasing interest in developing dementia supportive communities world wide. Dementia RED (Respect Empathy Dignity) is a unique example from North Wales which is based on the twin concepts of people living with dementia as citizens in their community and developing �bottom up� rather than �top down� approaches to dementia supportive communities. Most people with dementia prefer to live at home thus making community connectivity key to maintaining healthy relationships and wellbeing. For those living with dementia, the community plays a pivotal role in providing value, meaning, purpose and acceptance. Building dementia supportive communities helps to raise awareness about dementia in the community through engagement and from identifying champions in the locality to voice issues. Dementia RED is an initiative and service which helps to develop such a philosophy in creating a dementia supportive community.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: ?? HealthcareSciences(Pre-reg) ??
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 02:40
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 02:40
ISSN: 1471-3012
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/6504
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1177/1471301214563203
Publisher: Sage Publications
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