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.


 

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

A Friend marks the spot

A treasure map, with steps to take to become more dementia-friendly, has been rolled out to all Priceline Pharmacies as the organisation edges closer to becoming a Dementia Friendly Organisation. 

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Staff at Waratah Respite Services become dementia friends

Waratah Respite Services Coffs Harbour NSW provides centre-based respite and social support for older people, those living with dementia and their carers. On 21 March 2019 staff at the centre attended a DIY (do it yourself) Dementia Friends Awareness session, as a first step to becoming a Dementia Friendly Organisation.

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Dementia Friendly Pharmacy

Developed by Dementia Training Australia, explore the ways in which community pharmacists can improve their ability to meet the needs of family carers of people living with dementia. During this lesson you will also develop clinical skills which can be used in evaluating medication management strategies for people living with dementia.

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The NHS self-assessment resource for creating dementia friendly hospitals.

This resource from the UK Dementia Action Alliance should provide everything you need to get you started on your journey to becoming dementia friendly and to deliver on our shared purpose.

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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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