Dementia-friendly businesses

1. Dementia-friendly business guide

Man with dementia smiling and purchasing items in a shop

Dementia is one of the greatest challenges we face in society today. All businesses can contribute to tackling the social and economic impact of dementia. From retail to housing, utilities to entertainment, finance to transport, all sectors have a part to play.

Statistics show that less than half (47%) of people living with dementia feel a part of their community (Alzheimer’s Society, 2013), and 28% said they have given up even getting out of the house.

Businesses and organisations can make a big difference for people with dementia and their carers by making a commitment to become more dementia-friendly. Becoming a dementia-friendly business is not only a socially responsible step but can also bring economic benefits.

What is the Dementia-friendly business guide?

Our new Dementia-friendly business guide outlines exactly how changes in three key areas – people, processes and places - can make your business as dementia-friendly as possible.

You will learn:

  • The business benefits of becoming dementia-friendly.
  • How you can support staff affected by dementia.
  • How you can make your physical environment more dementia-friendly.
  • How your business can be recognised for becoming more dementia-friendly.

The guide also includes real-life case studies from businesses big and small. These give practical advice on becoming dementia-friendly, and explain how making such changes which have affected their staff, customers, and business.

Who is it for?

This guide is for all businesses, of any sector or size.

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