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.



- 26 days ago

RT @kirrieconnect: Was great having a blether with you all. I could have gone on all afternoon!
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“If we get it right for people with dementia, we get it right for everyone.”

Latest News

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

A summary of 2020

Our 2020 summarised January 2020 Our Monday walks continued, and our first one of 2020 was a wet and soggy one! Scottish charity, Paths for All, support two projects of ours: our weekly walks, and our dementia friendly promenade project* (see thanks and... read more

New App from NHS Ayrshire & Arran

If you want more information about dementia, and about local services, take a look at the new app from NHS Ayrshire & Arran. To get the free app, go to the platform you usually use to get new apps, and search for “NHS Ayrshire and Arran”. Download it,... 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)