Communities in action
Around Australia, individuals, groups, businesses and alliances are making their communities more dementia-friendly. By working with people living with dementia, their families and carers, we can all create a more inclusive community.
See how community action can help people living with dementia stay connected.
For many people living with dementia, going to the movies is a way to participate more fully in social life, but it is often hard to find a cinema or a film that caters to viewers with dementia and their friends and family.
Port Lincoln Library was recently formally recognised as ‘Working Towards Becoming Dementia Friendly’ in acknowledgement of their on-going commitment for supporting people living with dementia.
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A Lithgow Dementia Support community group initiative was awarded high commendations in the Community Engagement category in the 2022 Future of Ageing Awards.
The city of Swan in Western Australia officially launched the Swan Dementia Alliance during this year’s Dementia Action Week with the state’s largest ever Dementia Friends training session.
Tailem Bend in regional South Australia is making strides towards becoming more dementia-friendly with the help of local Dementia Advocate, Bruce Weber, who is living with younger onset dementia.
A central Victorian croquet club has implemented a range of simple measures to create a dementia-friendly environment that benefits all members.
In March, Dementia Australia officially celebrated Sydney’s Northern Beaches Council as a Dementia-Friendly Organisation recognising its commitment to ensuring all areas of Council are dementia friendly.
Dementia Australia recently acknowledged the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
The Narrabri Dementia Alliance found a creative way to celebrate Dementia Action Week by hosting a Dementia Rock Hunt the whole community could get involved in.
Linda Hurley, wife of Governor General David Hurley, recently joined dementia-inclusive community choir, Alchemy Chorus Canberra, as special guest at one of their Thursday morning choir sessions.