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

Cinema Afternoons

The last Friday of every month, our cinema afternoons are free for anyone to come along to. All of our volunteers have had our dementia awareness training, the venue is accessible, and we show all of our films with subtitles – these are events for everyone to... read more

Our Impact Report

Take a look at the progress and plans Dementia Friendly Prestwick has made since our launch in June 2016. We’ve worked with a supermarket to successfully introduce a “relaxed shopping” aisle, we’re delivering “dementia awareness”... read more

Christmas Cinema Afternoon

This Christmas, we’re showing a modern classic film – ELF! This hilarious film has slapstick humour, but a lot of heart, and a wonderful Christmas message. Watch it with us Friday 21st December, As usual, the film starts at 2pm, and we serve refreshments... 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