Dementia-friendly communities in action

Dementia Australia is working on a number of pilot dementia-friendly community projects

More information about each pilot can be found below.

Around Australia

Our First Steps booklet contains some examples of dementia-friendly communities from around Australia.


Australians Urged to Become Dementia Friends

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM has called on Members of Parliament across Australia to join Dementia Friends, a social movement aiming to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia.

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Free workshops to create a more dementia friendly community

Individuals, businesses and community groups interested in creating a more dementia friendly community on the Central Coast can attend a free workshop in June.

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Creating dementia-friendly communities

Photo of Jenni with Karen Harborow in front of a collaborative piece painted by five to six artists from the day centre in Brunswick Heads, all who are living with dementia. Photo Aslan Shand.

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Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Wins Australia's Pharmacy of the Year for Professional Innovation

Amanda Bryce is a Perth pharmacist and community pharmacy owner of 20 years, who has championed a dementia friendly initiative at her pharmacy in Bicton, Perth resulting in being awarded as Australia's Pharmacy of the Year for Professional Innovat

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Ballarat leads the way with first dementia friendly bush trail

Members of the Ballarat community living with dementia will soon be able to see, smell, touch and hear nature all thanks to a nationally supported local community initiative dedicated to creating the states, and maybe the nations, first Dementia F

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Steps for state’s first dementia-friendly trail in Ballarat's Woowookarung Regional Park

Plans for Victoria’s first dementia-friendly sensory bush trail are taking shape in Ballarat. The pioneering trail is a taster for what could be possible in Woowookarung Regional Park, which is still deemed in its infancy and still less than one y

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Great turnout for dementia awareness

Narrabri Dementia Friendly Town committee held a special screening of the Academy Award-winning film 'Still Alice'.

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Room for safer, inclusive shopping at Stockland Wendouree

BALLARAT Dementia Alliance has given a tick of approval for moves to make the city’s biggest indoor shopping precinct more dementia-friendly.

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