Welcome to Dementia Friendly Kent

Dementia Friendly Kent

Did you know your Internet Explorer is out of date?

To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or other web browser. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.

Just click on the icons to get to the download page

If you understand that your browser is inadequate but you still wish to view the site click here

Age simulation suit

As part of our work encouraging local businesses and organisations to apply for the ‘Working to become Dementia Friendly’ recognition symbol we have purchased an age simulation suit. (below)

Although not everyone diagnosed with a dementia is elderly, many people  living with dementia also have age related impairments, as do the many elderly family carers we have across Kent.

As a first step in encouraging a bit of empathy we have purchased this suit so that we can allow local businesses, organisations and younger people to better understand and experience a number of age related impairments. This coupled with participating in a number of tasks and exercises we hope may give people a small insight into what life may be like for our elderly population and also for those living with some dementia symptoms.

For those who wish to really experience living with dementia we can then encourage people to contact the  Virtual Dementia Tour -a multi sensory experience to give a person with a healthy brain an experience of what Dementia might be like – Virtual dementia tour 



read about Eleanor’s experience  by clicking here 


Print Friendly, PDF & Email