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Local communities with dementia friendly initiatives

Varde Municipality is initiating the first dementia friendly local community in Denmark which Pernille Tanggaard Andersen from , The Unit for Health Promotion Research, at The University of Southern Denmark is evaluating. The unit will collect data in the Danish local communities Skovlund and Ansager. This two-years bottom-up project is financed by The Danish Health Authority and aiming at creating local initiatives which will bring about an including local community where persons with dementia and their relatives are able to live a worthy and meaningful life with a focus on openness regarding disease, information plus dementia friendly initiatives.

Timeframe: 2017 -2019
Funding: The Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen)
Contact person: Professor, Head of Research, Pernille Tanggaard Andersen, ( 

Last Updated 20.10.2023