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.


Tweed Regional Museum Working Towards Becoming Dementia Friendly

Photo from left to right: Pam Sligo, Dementia Australia volunteer; Graeme and Wendy  Hodgkinson, Keith Heckenberg and Pamela Payne, Dementia Action Group Members, Judy Kean, Tweed Regional Museum Director.

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LGBTI and Dementia Information Session in Brunswick Heads

We hope you will join us at our upcoming LGBTI and Dementia information session on Tuesday 16th of October at 5:45pm in Brunswick Heads.

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Port Macquarie Museum embraces steps towards becoming dementia-friendly

PHOTO: Kara Nicholson presents Clive Smith with the Port Macquarie Museum's Working Towards Dementia Friendly certificate.

The Port Macquarie Museum has capped off Dementia Awareness Month with renewal of its Dementia Friendly recognition of its dementia friendly action plan for 2018-19.

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Motton Forget Me Nots

"Motton Forget Me Nots” 2019 calendar is the initiative of the North Motton Happy hour group which started life when two couples facing the prospect of caring for loved ones (Barry and Lester) with Dementia, joined forces.  It soon became apparent

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Social Dancing for People with Dementia

Friday afternoon dancing and fun. Fully qualified teacher. No experience required.

All welcome! Afternoon tea provided

Sponsored by Gerrigong Rotary and Dementia Friendly Kiama

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My mother's love of Slovenian food never faded, even when she had dementia

Photo: Danijela Hlis (right) and her mother Marija (left) enjoying life, proving that dementia is not a barrier. (Supplied)

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Inclusive Collaboration

Photo: Dementia Australia counsellor, Diane Scott (centre), with friends, Harry Ashby and Barry Ingle.

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Girl Guides Become Dementia Friends

Photo: Lakes Entrance Girl Guides have become Dementia Friends and in doing so have a greater understanding of dementia and the difficulties experienced by those with dementia as well as their famiy and friends.

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Northern Beaches Dementia Alliance

PHOTO: group photo of the Alliance by Ilsa Bird

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