Using Appreciative Inquiry to Build a Dementia-Inclusive Community

February 2021
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This is a story of hope in a time of despair. Dementia is the leading cause of death in Australian women. Dementia-friendly communities support people living with dementia to live with meaning, purpose and value. Community members, people living with dementia and their carers began building a dementia-friendly community. Appreciative Inquiry was used to mobilise the community to build this story of hope.


Author: Wendy Gain

Wendy is an Appreciative Inquiry facilitator, working with communities and healthcare organisations. Wendy develops Collaboration Agreements to assist organisations to understand the purpose of their connection and to set clear expectations for all involved in the collaboration.



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