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Previously, I have passed along information about cities in Germany, England, and Australia who have developed a formal process whereby cities in those countries could advertise themselves as "a Dementia Friendly Community." To the list I now add Belgium. It's not that they just started, it's just that I just found my notes about their program. The founding members where the cities of Marche, Mons, Mouseron, Providence of Liege, and their national Alzheimer's association (a veryo forward-thinking group of people).
Currently, there are many more membersand cities working on membership. the goals of the program are to persuade civil society's actors (politicians and civic leaders) to:
For more information, check out www.alzheimer.be and/or write to
We can think globally all we want, but if we want to change our lives, we must ACT locally.