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.


 

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

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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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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