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.


Sensory garden planned

Dementia patients and their families will soon have a peaceful place to call their own, with the Lockyer Community Centre planning to build a sensory garden in Gatton - and the community is invited to help. Community development worker Linda Roberts said the garden could be a place for those struggling with dementia to come and bring back lost memories.

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Primary school program helps create dementia-friendly communities

A new intergenerational education program is helping to break through the barriers of dementia to create dementia-friendly communities. Developed by the University of South Australia, the program called Forget me not was designed to improve awareness and understanding of dementia among the South Australian community, starting with primary school students.

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It’s about moving Alice

The Narrabri Dementia Friendly Town committee has distributed 30 copies of a bestselling novel Still Alice around town.

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UOW/TAFE design team to take part in Illawarra memory walk

Dementia is a deeply personal disease, and this has driven a team at UOW/TAFE Illawarra to create; Desert Rose, the world’s very first dementia-friendly, net-zero energy house.

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Tradies volunteer to help people living with dementia

Local tradespeople have teamed up with Silver Chain to deliver people living with dementia a renovated facility to enhance their skills and sensory environment and boost their social interactions at the Rockingham respite branch.

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The Dementia Australia Dementia Friendly Garden

We recently took a trip back to the Dementia Australia Dementia Friendly Garden in Bridge Street Port Macquarie, to meet some of its carers and see how the garden itself is coming along 5 months later.

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Dementia Sensory Trail

On Friday, 16 February, a group of local, passionate bush lovers met at the site of a proposed Dementia Sensory Trail to share their thoughts and ideas about making a particular part of Woowookarung Regional Park an amazing sound, touch, visual an

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Meals on Wheels joins the growing ranks of dementia-friendly recognised businesses in the Tweed area

The development of the Tweed area as a dementia-friendly community is evident with a steady increase in the number of local businesses and organisations being added to the National Dementia Friendly Community Hub.

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