Britain is an international leader in creating Dementia Friendly Communities and one more business sector is joining the movement happening across the Atlantic. British cinemas have launched an initiative where a welcoming environment is made for those living with dementia as well as their caregivers.
With a toolkit and news articles highlighting the benefits, this is another best practice that communities with cinemas can use to create opportunities for social engagement and support. This could also serve as a way to expand local memory cafes or create an entirely new version of a memory cafe.
Even though the economic and population stats are geared towards a British audience, the toolkit covers everything that any cinema or theater would need to become more Dementia Friendly – from the customers’ arrival, to sound and lighting, to signage and movie selection tips.