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)

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

Latest News

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...

Twiddle Mitts!

Did you know that learning another language can delay effects of dementia and trigger memories, as well as being great fun! This 10 week programme of culture, cuisine and music starts on Friday 18 November, 11.30am-1pm including lunch, in Prestwick Community...

Lingo Flamingo: Italian for beginners is coming to Prestwick

Did you know that learning another language can delay effects of dementia and trigger memories, as well as being great fun! This 10 week programme of culture, cuisine and music starts on Friday 18 November, 11.30am-1pm including lunch, in Prestwick Community...

Contact Form

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