Dementia-friendly community pharmacy

The project “Dementia-friendly community pharmacy” aims at increasing quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers by empowering community pharmacies to become more dementia-friendly through using their resources as local shops and by increasing knowledge and skills in person-centered care, and by reducing stigma through developing awareness-raising initiatives in local communities. Following principles of participatory research, involving caregivers and people with dementia is one major goal as is working in cooperation with Alzheimer Austria, a self help group, the Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists, and with other partners from palliative care and health promotion in Vienna and Lower Austria.

The project received a “special nomination” in 2014.