Dementia friendly groups are part of the Dementia Friendly Communities movement.
Dementia friendly groups have staff who understand dementia. They are adapted to better support the participation of people with dementia.
This movement is raising awareness of dementia and working to make communities more inclusive and welcoming.
Some people with dementia prefer to attend dementia friendly groups or activities, where people will be more accepting of their symptoms. Dementia friendly groups are becoming more common in Canada but aren’t available everywhere yet.
Even if there isn’t a dementia friendly group in your area, you can learn more about them.