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A three-year project – involving the University of Stirling and local partners – to boost communities for people living with dementia has received major backing from the Life Changes Trust.

The £225,000 grant will fund a range of initiatives to empower people with dementia to create collaborative neighbourhood communities which help them remain socially, physically, culturally and politically active. The wide ranging partnership includes Artlink Central, Stirling Council and NHS Forth Valley and follows research findings from the University which indicated that neighbourhoods play a crucial role in supporting people with dementia to remain active and independent.

Dr Richard Ward, Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling, said: “Research shows that the neighbourhood is particularly significant to people with dementia and their carers because, following diagnosis, they spend a growing amount of time in the local...

Dementia Centred
11th Jul 2017

Age-related changes and impairments can make it more difficult to understand and navigate the built environment. Impairments...

Dementia Centred
10th Jul 2017