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.



- 32 days ago

RT @MichelleMillrx: Thank you so much @GPAPassenger for your kind & generous donation and fundraising efforts @dementiapwick Steering group…
h J R

- 32 days ago

RT @ElissaWilson9: Such a beautiful morning for two walks. First with the dog, second along the prom at 11am. Join us! @dementiapwick @Path…
h J R

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

Latest News

We want your help

Calling all “Prestwickians”! We need your memories, anecdotes and tall tales about the town. We’re going to make a board game for Prestwick. We’ve already had some help to create questions, and we’d love some more, please. Drop in to the Community... read more

Scotland’s Dementia Awards Finalists

We’re delighted to have been recognised by Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2018, which is a partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council; a celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day. We’re a finalist in the... read more

August’s Relaxed Cinema

This Friday…Singin’ In the Rain! Come to our relaxed showing of this classic film. Refreshments from 1:30pm, film starts 2pm, and everyone is very welcome. It’s an accessible venue, we show subtitles on everything we screen, and it’s ok to move... 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