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.

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)



- 22 hours ago

RT @MichelleMillrx: Rainbows, boats & impromptu pre-meet for @dementiapwick @IanMWelsh all in a walk down Prestwick beach! https://t.co/v3Z
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- 22 hours ago

RT @LASchoolTrust: Thank you to Rachael Macleod @NHSaaa (Biggart Hosp) for dementia simulation training. Allowed insight. @dementiapwick @a…
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- 1 day ago

RT @PathsforAll: We had fun at the #CAPA #BigFitWalk yesterday at Dumfries House – well done to everyone who took part & thanks for the inv…
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“If we get it right for people with dementia, we get it right for everyone.”

Latest News

Finding Hope For Younger People With Dementia

Written by Tommy Boyd. Sometimes it feels like everyone in Prestwick knows my mum. To some she’s the friendly hairdresser who always did her best to fit you in at the last minute. To others she’s the wee runner spotted among the early morning dog-walkers, pounding the...

We’re One Year Old!

Dementia Friendly Prestwick celebrated its first birthday on 4 June 2017 so it’s an ideal opportunity to reflect on the last year and the progress which has been made in such a short time. Dementia Friendly Prestwick aims to support people with dementia, and their...

Video update

Some of the students from our Dragon’s Den event Take a look at some of the things we’ve been up to. Play the video below to hear from our Michelle Miller about what a dementia friendly community means, and how we’ve reached this spot, at not quite a...

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Dementia Friendly Prestwick
Tel: 0808 808 3000
Email: hello@dementiaprestwick.co.uk