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.


"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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New Dementia Friends Spreading the Word

A new dementia friend has been spreading the word via her Facebook posts

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Beyond Bank - Cause for Celebration

Each year Beyond Bank provides a ‘bonus payment’ to community groups just because their supporters have been great savers.  This year Beyond Bank has donated over $600,000 to community groups across Australia.

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Our young dementia friend

We think this may be our youngest dementia friend sign up?… thank you to four year old Vayda, pictured proudly with her mum during one of our Dementia Awareness Month events. Your awareness will truly inspire others.

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Richmond Tweed Regional Library

Photo: From left to right - Amanda Wallace, Tweed Branch Supervisor; Wendy and Graeme Hodgkinson and Pam Sligo.

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Dementia awareness information session

Photo: Locals attended the information session at Kempsey Shire Library

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Awareness is key to understanding how to become dementia friendly during September

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY: Kara Nicholson and Sue Jogever talk about making busniesses dementia friendly. Photo: Laura Telford.

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Dementia advocate acknowledged as AFR 100 Women of Influence

Dementia Australia has welcomed the announcement that leading dementia advocate, Kate Swaffer, CEO Dementia Alliance International, has been included in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence list for 2018.

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