About Dementia Friendly Prestwick

Dementia Friendly Prestwick aims to support people with dementia, and their families/carers, in Prestwick to be included and remain part of their community for as long as possible. We will achieve this through raising awareness of dementia locally, in order to reduce stigma and provide education and advice to local residents and businesses. Dementia Friendly Communities started in Japan. They are now being introduced in the UK and in other countries, predominantly in Europe and USA. Prestwick will be the first dementia friendly town in Ayrshire and one of the few in Scotland and worldwide.

A group of volunteers in Prestwick have set up this initiative in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, local Health and Social Care Partnership and NHS Ayrshire and Arran. A Steering Group, Chaired by Ian Welsh OBE and an Implementation Group have been formed. Members have received Dementia Friends Training.

We launched this initiative in Prestwick on Saturday 4 June 2016. Download our latest Flash Report.

“If we get it right for people with dementia, we get it right for everyone.”

Latest News

Legacy Partners

February 24th 2022 – a pivotal day for us. Life Changes Trust – a leading Scottish charity championing people with dementia, unpaid carers, and young people coming through the care system – made an important announcement: Dementia Friendly Prestwick... read more


Have you time to join our small group of volunteers? We’d love to talk to you. Description Delivering weekly ‘Bags of Support’ lunches to older people who may or may not be living with dementia and or their carers Main Duties: To collect bags from a Prestwick... read more

Dementia Friendly Promenade

Introducing our dementia friendly promenade, a fantastic collaborative project. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the public consultation, to Paths For All, South Ayrshire Council, Ayrshire Roads Alliance, Sustrans ArtsRoot Fund, artist Alec Finlay, poet Ken... read more

Our Values

  • I live in a place that suits me and my needs
  • I am able to be as independent as possible
  • I get the help I need when I need it
  • I feel safe, listened to, valued and respected
  • I am empowered to do the things that are important to me

Values for our work are based on what people with dementia have said is important to them about a dementia friendly community.
(source: Life Changes Trust)