About us

Dementia-friendly communities

This website challenges you to:

understand what it is like to live with dementia


take action to create local dementia-friendly communities.


Resource Hub

The Resource Hub section of this website contains information on dementia-friendly communities.

What they are, and how you can make changes that improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Learning Centre

The Learning Centre section of this website provides free online learning about dementia and what you can do to help.

Online Community

The Online Community section of this website is where you can connect and share stories about your experiences with dementia, and dementia-friendly communities.


Are you ready to make a start?

Take the first step, and become a Dementia Friend!



Dementia-Friendly Communities is an Australian Government funded program administered by Dementia Australia.

The program aims to build understanding, awareness and acceptance of dementia in the community.

The goals of the program are to:

  • increase public awareness of dementia across Australia
  • increase opportunities for interested community members to better identify the signs of dementia and effectively communicate with a person living with dementia
  • improve levels of engagement with people living with dementia
  • enable dementia friends to network, learn and support each other
  • provide the ability to search, list and share the latest evidence, information and best practice approaches
  • enable dementia friends to increase self and community awareness
  • support people living with dementia.


Our values are that:

  • people living with dementia and their carers should be able to live without social isolation or exclusion
  • we can all take steps to reduce the stigma associated with dementia and increase inclusiveness in our local communities
  • people living with dementia and their carers should have access to information, support and services that help maintain a full and enjoyable lifestyle
  • we can achieve more as a community, working alongside people with dementia to make Australia dementia-friendly.