Communities in action


Around Australia, individuals, groups, businesses and alliances are making their communities more dementia-friendly. By working with people living with dementia, their families and carers, we can all create a more inclusive community.

See how community action can help people living with dementia stay connected.

"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 too much fun, frivolity and friendship was happen

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

All welcome! Afternoon tea provided

Sponsored by Gerrigong Rotary and Dementia Friendly Kiama

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

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.

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

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.

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.

The ongoing development of the Tweed area as a dementia-friendly community is evident with the addition of the Tweed, Murwillumbah and Kingscliff branches of the Richmond Tweed Regional Library service being added to the National Dementia Friendly Community Hub.