University of Hertfordshire

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Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2019
EventIAGG International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019 - Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, Gottenburg, Sweden
Duration: 23 May 201925 May 2019
https://iagger2019.se/

Conference

ConferenceIAGG International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019
Abbreviated titleIAGG
CountrySweden
CityGottenburg
Period23/05/1925/05/19
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Abstract

Ninety percent of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries support Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) initiatives to enable people living with dementia to live well within their local communities. All share a common goal to ensure that people with dementia and their supporters or carers can continue to be active and valued citizens. This symposium presents findings from the DEMCOM study: a National Evaluation of Dementia Friendly Communities in England. The presentations provide a national overview of what DFCs are, the populations they serve, what enables people affected by dementia to contribute as citizens and live well, the resources required and an evaluation tool that has been developed to chart different types of DFCs’ progress and comparative impact.

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