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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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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