Local Election Campaign 2014
Making your area a Dementia Friendly Community.
Local government plays a critical role in all our lives. Your council is responsible for promoting the interests of your community and the general development of your area, from community planning and development, to service delivery, housing, roads, education and health, as well as recreation and leisure activities.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland asked candidates to work towards making their area a dementia friendly community. Dementia friendly communities transform villages, towns and cities into better places to live for people with dementia and their families.
We asked all candidates in the local elections to:
Support their local Alzheimer Society services
Raise awareness of dementia in their area
Ensure the voice of people with dementia is heard by decision-makers
Ensure people with dementia are included in arts and recreation activities
Recognise the needs of people with dementia and their carers
Respond to the needs of people with dementia who are under 65
Thank you to everyone who outlined the concerns facing people with dementia and their family carers when they met local election candidates.
For more information about our local elections campaign contact Joanna Joyce (Advocacy Officer) on 01 207 3813