hi everyone!! my name is kelly and I have worked with individuals with dementia and alzheimers disease for quite some time. During the course of my work I have noticed time and time again that there appears to be a major gap within local communities with regards to services and facilities which meet the social needs of people with these conditions. I am aware that the alzheimers society are fantastic !!!but I was looking to get peoples ideas on how they feel their local communities could best help them to persue their social interests in a way that would promote their inclusion as part of the wider community. At present I feel that people with dementia or alzheimers are offered day centre placements as a way to meet their social needs but what about individuals who are very active?? or who want to undertake an activity or passtime in the evenings what is there for them?? is having day centres which cater for individuals with these conditions only the best way to move forward to promote awareness and peoples right to be included??? I know that there is still quite a bit to go in raising awareness and wiping out predjudices but I would like people to give me any kind of feedback on what they would ideally like to see happen.