In 2015, the Life Changes Trust invested £3.4 million in ‘dementia friendly communities’ across Scotland. The difference they can make to the lives of people with dementia and their carers is enormous. They challenge stereotypes, raise awareness and look beyond the dementia to see the person. They ensure that people remain connected to their communities, and reduce isolation and loneliness. The Trust has decided to invest a further £2 million in such communities and is now open for online applications.