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 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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“Michael Preston, Dementia-friendly Project Officer with Kiama Municipal Council, shares his experience while working towards creating dementia friendly communities"

Hearts of Gold - Two years ago I walked into a memory support facility in Gerringong NSW; I had recently moved to the area with my partn

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"I choose to live well with dementia"

Dementia Friendly Communites, Dementia Advisory Group member and Dementia Advocate, John Quinn shares his thoughts at the HammondCare Conference in June

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Tweed Regional Museum Working Towards Becoming Dementia Friendly

Photo from left to right: Pam Sligo, Dementia Australia volunteer; Graeme and Wendy  Hodgkinson, Keith Heckenberg and Pamela Payne, Dementia Action Group Members, Judy Kean, Tweed Regional Museum Director.

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LGBTI and Dementia Information Session in Brunswick Heads

We hope you will join us at our upcoming LGBTI and Dementia information session on Tuesday 16th of October at 5:45pm in Brunswick Heads.

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Port Macquarie Museum embraces steps towards becoming dementia-friendly

PHOTO: Kara Nicholson presents Clive Smith with the Port Macquarie Museum's Working Towards Dementia Friendly certificate.

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Motton Forget Me Nots

"Motton Forget Me Nots” 2019 calendar is the initiative of the North Motton Happy hour group which started life when two couples facing the prospect of caring for loved ones (Barry and Lester) with Dementia, joined forces.  It soon became apparent

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Social Dancing for People with Dementia

Friday afternoon dancing and fun. Fully qualified teacher. No experience required.

All welcome! Afternoon tea provided

Sponsored by Gerrigong Rotary and Dementia Friendly Kiama

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My mother's love of Slovenian food never faded, even when she had dementia

Photo: Danijela Hlis (right) and her mother Marija (left) enjoying life, proving that dementia is not a barrier. (Supplied)

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