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The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia (2012) included creating dementia friendly communities. This section illustrates local initiatives to enable people to live well with dementia.

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Dementia Shared Lives

The Dementia Shared Lives Project, will seek to develop a bank of Shared Lives placements, where people open their own homes to provide care to people with dementia, these placements could be used for long term care, rehabilitation/recuperation, respite short breaks and social and day activity. Read more »

Brain Waves, issue 46

The January 2012 edition of the Brain Waves newsletter, produced by Innovations in Dementia, includes features on: Shared Lives; Networking events for people with dementia; Dementia-friendly communities in Ireland. Read more »

Better Care Better Value indicators

The Better Care Better Value indicators compiled by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement identify potential areas for improvement in efficiency whilst improving quality. They can help to stimulate ideas on where commissioners should focus their attention in re-designing and shifting services away from the traditional setting of the hospital and out towards community based care. Read more »

Brain Waves, issue 45

The December 2011 edition of the Brain Waves newsletter, produced by Innovations in Dementia, includes features on: My life, my dementia, my club; People with dementia staying active in their communities. Read more »