Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities, with the Archie Project!Matthew M. Sullivan
The Archie Project, which was started by Reminiscence Learning of Somerset, UK, seeks to extinguish the stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It was started in 2012 to make local towns and villages more “dementia-friendly,” and has so far been quite successful.
The project brings community members of varying generations together with people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, by introducing them all to Archie — a scarecrow who suffers from Alzheimer’s.
The result is increased awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as a wonderful and illuminating experience for everyone involved.
Watch the video to see the project in action!