Can York become a dementia friendly city?

Flame Care are happy to hear that York will become the first dementia friendly city.
Dedicated to inspiring social change, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has announced plans to turn the city of York into the UK’s first ‘dementia-friendly city, as part of a pioneering project to help communities embrace an ageing society.
The York Dementia without Walls project will draw upon research gathered from investigations into making the most of local resources, combined with support for independent living methods that help to empower individuals with a decline in cognitive ability, alongside plans to raise awareness through campaigning.
Measures include plans to make the city’s transport and infrastructure comfortable and more accessible, making the most of current leisure, cultural and spiritual resources, and to train staff providing community services to understand more about people diagnosed with dementia.

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