Pandemic Challenges for Dementia-Friendly Communities

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Pandemic Challenges for Dementia-Friendly Communities

On October 31, 2019, I submitted the final manuscript to Jessica Kingsley Publishers for my book titled Dementia-Friendly Communities: Why We Need Them and How We Can Create Them. None of us could have guessed that four months from that date, the world would be enduring the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. All my ideas about the creative ways people could make their communities more inclusive and welcoming for people living with dementia, as well as their carers, were suddenly disrupted. Early in the book, I described how many people living with a dementia diagnosis were disrupting frightening assumptions about dementia...

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