Dementia-friendly North Shore

What is Dementia-Friendly North Shore?

North Shore municipalities—the District of West Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver—are working together to support people living with dementia and other cognitive impairments in remaining engaged, connected and active in the community for as long as possible.

Raising awareness

Did you know that an estimated 70,000 people in B.C. are living with some form of dementia, and this number is expected to double by 2031?

Keep an eye out for more dementia-friendly tips and resources posted in community centres around the North Shore between October 15 and November 15.

To learn more about dementia, how to identify warning signs and support people living with dementia visit:

Alzheimer BC

Dementia-Friendly North Shore Action Plan

In 2018 the three North Shore municipalities took concrete steps to work together to support people living with dementia by collaboratively developing the Dementia-friendly North Shore Action Plan.

Building on global and regional dementia-friendly initiatives, municipal staff, community members and service providers helped shape this framework for how North Shore municipalities could facilitate and provide more dementia-friendly policies, resources, programs and services.


Recommendations include:

  • providing education to reduce stigma and increase understanding about dementia
  • strengthening training to include communication, resources support strategies related to dementia
  • increasing inclusivity of social and recreational programming for people living with dementia and their caregivers
  • expanding dementia-friendly improvements to the built environment to support connections and participation

Dementia-friendly North Shore Action Plan

District of West Vancouver

City of North Vancouver

District of North Vancouver

Staff resource

Jill Lawlor
Seniors' Services & Community Wellness Manager

604-921-3467

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Taking Action

Read the framework for how North Shore municipalities could facilitate and provide more dementia-friendly policies, resources, programs and services.

Dementia-Friendly North Shore Action Plan

More information

To learn more about dementia, how to identify warning signs and support those living with dementia visit:

Alzheimer BC

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