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.


 

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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Inclusive Collaboration

Photo: Dementia Australia counsellor, Diane Scott (centre), with friends, Harry Ashby and Barry Ingle.

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Girl Guides Become Dementia Friends

Photo: Lakes Entrance Girl Guides have become Dementia Friends and in doing so have a greater understanding of dementia and the difficulties experienced by those with dementia as well as their famiy and friends.

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Northern Beaches Dementia Alliance

PHOTO: group photo of the Alliance by Ilsa Bird

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