In the well-known ‘dementia friendly’ Val Pellice (Italy), EFID hosted the conference “Valuing the expertise of people living with dementia in the community”.
The event took place on 4-5 December in Turin, co-organised with Rifugio Re Carlo Alberto, one of the organisations of the EFID network.
Going further than just capacity development, the event brought together different actors in the field to learn from one another and enable participants to figure out how best communities can be inclusive for all and value the lived experience of their citizens, with and without dementia.
At the event, a new toolkit to reflect, share and measure the impact of dementia-friendly initiatives has been piloted. The toolkit has been co-produced with the EFID network organisations and aims to support the monitoring and evaluation of dementia-related projects. The final version will be launched on April 2nd, during the webinar.
The event featured a key note speech by Agnes Houston, MBE dementia advocate, as well as the contribution of other advocates living with dementia and community leaders from across Europe.
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