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.

Please send your story and accompanying photo to dementiafriendly@dementia.org.au 

Around Australia

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


 

Forest trail brings quiet relief

The Woowookarung Regional Park in Ballarat, Victoria, is slowly being transformed to include a dementia-friendly native sensory garden Read more

A Friend marks the spot

A treasure map, with steps to take to become more dementia-friendly, has been rolled out to all Priceline Pharmacies as the organisation edges closer to becoming a Dementia Friendly Organisation. 

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Staff at Waratah Respite Services become dementia friends

Waratah Respite Services Coffs Harbour NSW provides centre-based respite and social support for older people, those living with dementia and their carers. On 21 March 2019 staff at the centre attended a DIY (do it yourself) Dementia Friends Awareness session, as a first step to becoming a Dementia Friendly Organisation.

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Dementia Friendly Pharmacy

Developed by Dementia Training Australia, explore the ways in which community pharmacists can improve their ability to meet the needs of family carers of people living with dementia. During this lesson you will also develop clinical skills which can be used in evaluating medication management strategies for people living with dementia.

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The NHS self-assessment resource for creating dementia friendly hospitals.

This resource from the UK Dementia Action Alliance should provide everything you need to get you started on your journey to becoming dementia friendly and to deliver on our shared purpose.

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“Michael Preston, Dementia-friendly Project Officer with Kiama Municipal Council, shares his experience while working towards creating dementia friendly communities"

Hearts of Gold - Two years ago I walked into a memory support facility in Gerringong NSW; I had recently moved to the area with my partn

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Market Day

Dementia Friend, Tom Wattison is currently completing a Certificate 4 i

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Dementia Australia Bendigo and Treehouse-Kyneton District Health

Dementia Australia Bendigo office inconj

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Community Industry Group News - Dementia Friends

From the Community Industry Group eNewsletter on 4th December 2018

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New standards call for dementia-friendly design

The design of a building can change the way

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Dementia Australia and Dementia Alliance International to globally champion rights of people living with dementia

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Queensland State Archives Memory Lounge opens

A new dementia-friendly space at QSA was opened by Ms Sandra Nugent, Dementia Australia Regional Director of Western Australia and Queensland, this morning.

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