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.


 

A shopping experience to remember – Westfield Tuggerah implements ‘Quiet Hour’

Forty retailers at Westfield Tuggerah are now participating in Quiet Hour every week. Read more

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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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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