Windows of opportunity: prevention and early intervention in dementia

Interventions: Building social capital

Social Capital – Networks of friends, neighbours and colleagues and the values and trust that people share which help them to work together for collective benefits or shared goals (Haezewindt P, 2003).

The more that people work together for the good of a community, the more social capital is generated and the easier it becomes to work together.

Communities with strong social capital often have the characteristics below (Campbell C ,1999):

Case studies

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Awareness: Just one of the population

Developing and supporting cohesive communities that include all.

Case studies: