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.


 

Festival fever helps Byron Bay become more dementia-friendly

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‘I Am Here’ - Alchemy Chorus sings for inclusiveness and acceptance

Where would you have found 80 excited singers, a cheery conductor, an audience of 300, a bunch of friendly politicians (put on the spot with toy trombones), two very accomplished musicians on keyboard, a super-cool bass player, a member of the Dementia Australia Board, a sumptuous morning tea spread thrown in, and all on a chilly Saturday morning? 

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Creating an 'any-time' dementia-friendly café in Forest Hill in Melbourne

The Forest Hill Dementia-Friendly Community Group has connected people and resources across the Forest Hill suburb in Melbourne to work towards an ‘any-time’ dementia-friendly café. 

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Dementia Australia grant helps Shoalhaven region become dementia-friendly

The Shoalhaven region, south of Sydney, has become an example of how communities can become more inclusive.

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Port Macquarie gets artistic with a Dementia-Friendly Communities boost

Last financial year, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council received a $15,000 Community Engagement Program grant from Dementia Australia to create a year-long series of dementia-friendly activities, themed around the change of seasons and focused on building greater community awareness, acceptance and understanding of dementia.

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East Metropolitan Health Service dementia-friendly plans recognised by Dementia Australia

East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) has officially been recognised as a ‘Working Towards Dementia-Friendly Organisation’ by Dementia Australia. EMHS is the first metropolitan health service in Australia to be given this recognition. 

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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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'She Wears My Ring' - A Carer Story by Imelda Gilmore

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Kyneton District Health recently named a ‘Dementia Friendly Organisation’

Kyneton District Health was recently named a ‘Dementia Friendly Organisation’ and the lovely ladies at the Treehouse couldn’t be happier!

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A thank-you to the good people of Ballarat

PHOTO: GRATEFUL: Anne Tudor, pictured with Edie Mayhew, says Ballarat is well on its way to becoming a dementia-friendly city.

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