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.


Harden is working toward becoming a dementia friendly community

Picture: by Jody Potts -Some of the group who attended the Hard Rock Gym last Wednesday to learn about Dementia Friendly communities

Article by  JODY POTTS - Harden Murrumburrah Express, Harden

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2018 Illawarra Public Dementia Forum - Small Actions, Big Difference

As part of the Dementia awareness month in September, Dementia Australia and the Illawarra Public Forum Planning Group are presenting a free session at the Fraternity Club Fairy Meadow. 

Join people living with dementia, carers and industry leaders who will bring insights into dementia, ageing and cognitive wellbeing. You can also find out how to become a Dementia Friend.

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Making Urunga Dementia Friendly YES! (MUDFY)

The newly formed steering committee which call themselves MUDFY – Making Urunga Dementia Friendly YES! An initiative of the Urunga Mylestom Chamber of Commerce the group consisting of local businesses, charity groups and care providers have met with Judy Bartholomew from Dementia Australia last week.

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Butterflies for Dementia

Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) Library Program Development Officer has come up with an idea to promote dementia awareness through a butterfly program at all of the GCCC libraries called Butterflies for Dementia.

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Westfield Woden introduces a Calm Room

Westfield Woden in the ACT has introduced "The Calm Room".  A safe quiet space which provides individuals with the opportuity to self-regulate.

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3Bridges Biggest Morning Tea

“The best party ever”

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Dementia friendly approach to the hospital experience

Photo: Facilitators, Clare Drew and Zelka Popovic with participants at the Westmead Hospital pilot workshop

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Dementia-friendly Workshop - Westfield Tuggerah

On the 18th of June, 30 participants attended a workshop focussing on being a Dementia-friendly Community held by Dementia Australia. The participants included Westfield security, cleaning and management team members.

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Singing praises of Alchemy mixture

When conductor Brian Triglone set up Canberra’s first dementia-friendly choir in 2016 he never imagined the positive impact it would also have on carers.

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