Increasingly, locked and segregated memory care communities are being challenged by people living with dementia who are demanding their human rights and the freedom to live in a restraint-free world. It is within this context that providers are being called to create inclusive communities for people of all abilities. But it is a complex issue that requires knowledge, planning, communication, and teamwork.

In Part 1 of this two-part webinar, Jennifer Carson, PhD, director of the Dementia Engagement, Education and Research Program in the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, explores the case for inclusive living, including moral, clinical, evidence-based, and demographic arguments