Challenging attitudes, understanding and behaviours.
Inspiring local communities to be more aware and understanding of dementia.
Supporting the collective engagement of people with dementia.
Our long-term aim is that the UK is a good place for those of us who have dementia to live, and live well.
To achieve this, we believe we need to challenge attitudes, understanding and behaviours around dementia which reinforce stigma, isolation and exclusion. We need to inspire local communities, organisations and businesses to become more aware and understanding of dementia, and more inclusive. And we need to support the collective engagement of people with dementia, so their voice is heard more clearly in this debate, and so they have more confidence and capacity to influence attitudes, policies and practice.
Our programme Dementia without walls (2012-15) includes three main strands:
This programme is founded on scoping work on Dementia & Society carried out both nationally and in York during 2011-12. Further details of the main projects can be found here (PDF, 90KB)