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November Lunchtime Seminar: Dementia Friendly Environments – Concepts and Realities

16 Nov 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Hosted by the Centre for Applied Mental Health Research

Title: Dementia-Friendly Environments – concepts and realities

The concept of dementia-friendly environments has received significant attention in these last few years with various countries adopting measures in their national strategic dementia plans that foster such an approach. The World Health Organisation has recently urged its members to adopt age and dementia-friendly initiatives that promote dementia-inclusive societies in the coming years in order to enhance the quality of lives of individuals with dementia and their caregivers through a number of initiatives.  These include raising awareness and understanding of dementia, specific dementia training programmes that encourage dementia-friendly attitudes and the identification and dissemination of dementia-friendly practices that are currently working. However, challenges do exist. For example, including the views of people with dementia during consultation and implementation of dementia-friendly environments may be difficult in some countries. This presentation will focus on some of the work that is being done in promoting dementia-friendly social and physical environments whereby all individuals with dementia and their families and caregivers are empowered to live a meaningful life.

Presenter: Dr Charles Scerri, B.Pharm (Hons), PD.d (Dund.) M.R.S.B, Senior Lecturer Pathology, University of Malta

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A sandwich lunch will be provided.  If you have any specific dietary requirements, please email


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