What does a Dementia Friendly Community mean to you?
Boston Dementia Action Alliance is working with local companies and organisations to make Boston a more dementia friendly community in which to live.
The government explains a Dementia Friendly Community as "A city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and confident they can contribute to community life. In a dementia friendly community people will be aware of and understand dementia, and people with dementia will feel included and involved, and have choice and control over their day-to-day lives".
People with dementia have described a dementia friendly community as one that enables them to:
- find their way around and be safe
- access the local facilities that they are used to and where they are known (such as banks, shops, cafes, cinemas and post offices)
- maintain their social networks so they feel they continue to belong.
We want to know what a Dementia Friendly Community means to YOU and what would help YOU to live well within your community.
Please fill in the online survey at Dementia Friendly Communities survey or pick up a paper copy from Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston and return completed surveys to Karen Stengel, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West St, Boston, Lincs. PE21 8QR by Friday, September 9.