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.

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Around Australia

Our First Steps booklet contains some examples of dementia-friendly communities from around Australia.


Sensory garden planned

Dementia patients and their families will soon have a peaceful place to call their own, with the Lockyer Community Centre planning to build a sensory garden in Gatton - and the community is invited to help. Community development worker Linda Rober

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Primary school program helps create dementia-friendly communities

A new intergenerational education program is helping to break through the barriers of dementia to create dementia-friendly communities. Developed by the University of South Australia, the program called Forget me not was designed to impro

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It’s about moving Alice

The Narrabri Dementia Friendly Town committee has distributed 30 copies of a bestselling novel Still Alice around town.

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UOW/TAFE design team to take part in Illawarra memory walk

Dementia is a deeply personal disease, and this has driven a team at UOW/TAFE Illawarra to create; Desert Rose, the world’s very first dementia-friendly, net-zero energy house.

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Tradies volunteer to help people living with dementia

Local tradespeople have teamed up with Silver Chain to deliver people living with dementia a renovated facility to enhance their skills and sensory environment and boost their social interactions at the Rockingham respite branch.

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The Dementia Australia Dementia Friendly Garden

We recently took a trip back to the Dementia Australia Dementia Friendly Garden in Bridge Street Port Macquarie, to meet some of its carers and see how the garden itself is coming along 5 months later.

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