Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, has this week unveiled a programme which he hopes will help to create dementia supportive communities in the Principality.
The aim, which is supported by the Alzheimer's Society, is to make people in Wales more aware of dementia and how it affects the day to day lives of those with the cognitive condition.
It is estimated that 44,500 people in Wales have dementia and that number is predicted to rise to 56,000 by 2021.
Speaking at an event on Tuesday (April 16th), Gwenda Thomas, deputy minister for social services, said that building dementia friendly communities is about much more than investing in health and social care services.
"While this is essential and something the Welsh government will continue to work to deliver, all of us – individuals, businesses, statutory services, the voluntary sector, and government at all levels – have a role to play," she stated.
Find out about dementia care and support services at Barchester care homes