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

Relaxed cinema in 2020

Our relaxed cinema afternoons have a new venue…all are welcome at St Quivox Church Hall, on the corner of St Quivox and Caerlaverock Road. We needed more space to keep the audience comfortable, and we’re delighted to report that the first cinema afternoon... read more

Autumn’s Relaxed Cinema

Our relaxed cinema afternoons continue with a trio of films designed to get your foot tapping, to put a smile on your face, and a song in your heart. By “relaxed cinema”, we mean that our space inside Prestwick Community Centre isn’t as dark as a... read more


Here’s Elissa and Julie talking about Dementia Friendly Prestwick, our Monday walks, and our aim – with Paths for All – to create the first dementia friendly promenade in Scotland*. *the world... 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)