Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2015: Is Europe becoming more dementia friendly?

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This comparative report looks at the development of the concept “dementia-friendly communities” in Europe.

In addition, building on the framework developed by the World Health Organisation to create age-friendly cities, it provides a comparative overview of national policies and notable practices in Europe that aim at creating physical and social environments that enable people with dementia to be part of their communities and to feel respected and valued. Relevant topics addressed in the report include: outdoors spaces and safety, housing, driving, transportation, participation in social and cultural life, employment, voting, stigma and involvement of people with dementia in the development of policies and practices that matter to them.

Thirty one countries have participated in this report, including most Members States of the European Union as well as Jersey, Norway, Monaco, Switzerland and Turkey.