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.



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

Latest News

Christmas cinema!

  Everyone is welcome! Doors open at 1:30pm and the film starts at 2pm. A warm welcome, cuppa and refreshments on arrival and throughout the film. Prestwick Community Centre, Caerlaverock Road, the fourth Friday of every month. 22nd of December, and it’s a... read more

Our thanks to Prestwick Academy

Here are some of the Prestwick Academy pupils, helping to create our reminiscence board game. With Alzheimer Scotland, pupils came up with playing pieces for the game, six designs specific to Prestwick town, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Thanks... read more

Future Town Design Competition

How delighted are we that Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP) has shortlisted the concept of dementia friendly communities in their “FutureTown Design Competition 2017”. We submitted our way of delivering DFC, and now the public are voting for their... 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)

Contact Form

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