Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2021 - Dementia-inclusive Communities and initiatives across Europe

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The 2021 Dementia in Europe Yearbook examines activities undertaken across Europe which aim to create societies which support people with dementia, their families, carers and supporters to continue living as well as possible in their communities.

  • The 2021 Dementia in Europe Yearbook highlights that people with dementia, carers and supporters need to be more involved in the development, implementation and monitoring of dementia-inclusive initiatives and societies than is currently the case in many countries.
  • It stresses that national, regional and local governments should provide funding for projects and initiatives to create dementia-inclusive societies.
  • It also recommends that national, regional and local governments look to existing work in this area, such as that of the World Health Organization, the 2nd Joint Action on Dementia and the World Dementia Council, to inform their own practices and initiatives.
  • It notes that structured and continuous monitoring and evaluation of dementia-inclusive societies should be undertaken, particularly for cities and municipalities calling themselves dementia inclusive, using a European evaluation framework, or even a global one.