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Creating Dementia Friendly Destinations in Scotland

Leask, Anna; Wardrop, Kenneth; Fyall, Alan; Hansen, Marcus


Kenneth Wardrop

Alan Fyall

Marcus Hansen


Michael B. Duignan


• Accessible tourism is an increasingly important sector of the tourism industry.
• The ageing population represents an under-developed and lucrative market.
• Globally 46 million people live with dementia, a number expected to triple by 2050.
• Travel is still possible in the early stages of dementia and has been recognised for its improvements to quality of life and wellbeing.
• This chapter seeks to determine the levels of dementia-friendliness of destinations in Scotland, UK.

Acceptance Date Sep 1, 2021
Online Publication Date Dec 1, 2021
Publication Date Dec 1, 2021
Deposit Date Apr 21, 2022
Pages 17-36
Book Title Managing Events, Festivals and the Visitor Economy: Concepts, Collaborations and Cases.
Chapter Number 3
ISBN 9781789242850
Keywords dementia tourism destinations
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