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.


Forest trail brings quiet relief

The Woowookarung Regional Park in Ballarat, Victoria, is slowly being transformed to include a dementia-friendly native sensory garden Read more

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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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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Dementia Art Group at Lithgow’s GangGang Gallery

ArtsOutWest and Gang Gang Gallery are running an art group for people with dementia in Lithgow in September and October.

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Alchemy Chorus

An inclusive choir for those living with dementia

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Bondi2Berry stops at Kiama

In its third year, the Bondi2Berry Ride to Remember has become Dementia Australia’s largest community fundraising event.

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