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.


 

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 and smell experience for people living with dementia.

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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. The latest to join is the Tweed Community Support (Meals on Wheels) which was recognised last year.

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Baby visits bring smiles to the elderly at Bowral House

A woman with dementia who hadn’t interacted with people in a long while remembered how to laugh and smile when she was a paid a visit by a Highlands baby. 

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Indian Dementia support group launched

Dementia Support Group for Indian Australians Inc was launched on Friday 27 October 2017 at the Consulate General of India, Sydney premises at 265 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

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Beyond Bank ACT

Beyond Bank recently celebrated becoming a dementia-friendly bank and other community success.

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Dementia Friendly Tasmania Incorporated

Dementia Friendly Tasmania Incorporated (DFT) was established in early 2016 following more than two years of volunteer work conducted by a group based at Snug, a small town in the Kingborough region.

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Myall Lakes Electorate - Taree/Wingham & Forster/ Tuncurry

Four towns have joined forces in the Myall Lakes area to work towards becoming a more dementia-friendly electorate.

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Narrabri NSW Australia

The North West NSW town of Narrabri is working with key stakeholders to create a community culture and environment that is supportive of and accessible to people living with dementia.

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