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.


 

Creating dementia-friendly swimming experiences

Physical activity will become easier for people living with dementia, with access for tailored swimming classes in Adelaide. 

ACH Group in Adelaide is working with State Swim to create dementia-friendly swimming classes and resources to help get people living with dementia more connected with others, get active, and have some fun. 

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Linked in businesses focus on being dementia-friendly

Businesses across the Adelaide Hills are involved in a project to find ways to become more dementia-friendly. Led by the Adelaide Hills Council, a project team is exploring how to foster and promote tourism, social and retail destinations that are dementia-friendly.

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Narrabri embraces dementia-friendly actions

The community spirit is strong in the north-west NSW town of Narrabri, where multiple groups have worked together to make their community more accepting and inclusive of people living with dementia, their families and carers. 

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Creating dementia-friendly connections in Noosa

NoosaCare in Queensland has brought together a mentoring program to connect people living with dementia, and their carers, with others facing similar challenges and opportunities. 

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Making Western Sydney transport dementia-friendly

Organisations and community members have been working together to make Western Sydney public transport more dementia-friendly.

Anglicare at Home Dementia Advisory Services, working closely with community members, is working to sensitise and educate staff associated with the Blacktown train lines in Sydney. 

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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

International recognition for dementia-friendly Kiama

Residents of Kiama, on the South Coast of New South Wales, have embraced the dementia-friendly concept, and their internationally-recognised model has recently been awarded a second Dementia Australia Community Engagement Program grant.  Read more

Songs of hope and inspiration in Canberra

Alchemy Chorus, Canberra’s dementia-inclusive choir gave the first of two public concerts for 2019 on April 13.

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Creating a Dementia-Friendly Brisbane: Community Forum Summary

On 2 April, Brisbane community members came together at the Queensland Brain Institute to learn about dementia and how Brisbane can work towards becoming more dementia-friendly.  

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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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