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Welcome Dementia Friendly Communities!

We hope you find the resources and information helpful and we look forward to supporting you and your organisation to become more ‘dementia friendly’

How to use this Community Area

Visit one of the pages listed below by simply clicking on the category titles in blue. For an overview of whats covered in each of these pages click the arrow shown below each category.

Information Sheets

Advice and tips on a range of subjects with audio versions in English, Urdu and Bangla

whats covered?
  • Caring for Carers
  • 10 common Symptoms
  • Maintaining a Healthy Diet
  • Staying Hydrated
  • Maintaining Verbal Skills
  • Managing Anger
  • Managing Memory Loss
  • Stages of Dementia
  • Importance of Excercise
  • Ramadhan, Eid and Dementia
  • Ethnic Minority Communities
  • Wanting to Leave the House
  • Preventing/Managing Incontinence
  • Music, Songs, Rythm and Recitation

Video Library

The following videos provide information on dementia and local projects

Video List
  • Challenging a dehumanising approach to dementia
  • Finding Patience – The Later Years
  • Life Story Work in Dementia Care
  • Wendy Mitchell Videos – A perspective from someone living with dementia
  • Kids Interview People with Dementia
  • Teepa Snow’s Videos


Documents, PDF’s and other resources that you may find useful, including how to make your organisation more dementia friendly.

  • Official Publications
  • Dementia Publications
  • Activities

Training Resources

Some links to training available, such as Dementia Friends sessions, the Alzheimer’s Learning hub and more

learning providers
  • Dementia Friendly Keighley
  • Alzheimer’s Society Learning Hub
  • FutureLearn – Online courses
  • Bradford University Centre for Applied Dementia Studies – short and vocational courses available

Cultural Diversity

How does dementia impact Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities?

About Akhlak

Akhlak is founder and director of the Community Interest Company, Meri Yaadain (meaning My Memories) based in Girlington, Bradford. Akhlak has received an MBE for his services to dementia, and is a patron of Dementia Friendly Keighley

Create Life Stories

Learn about the benefits of creating a life story for people living with dementia

what's covered?
  • What is a Life Story?
  • How to create a Life Story
  • Alzheimer’s society pdf template
  • DementiaUK’s Life Story template
  • Little Islands Video

Information and resources to help you on your journey

Dementia Friendly Keighley have provided links to resources you may find useful. We also have some of resources in stock should you require a hard copy, please contact the office on 01535 602529 or call in to see us

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