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.


 

Butterflies for Dementia

Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) Library Program Development Officer has come up with an idea to promote dementia awareness through a butterfly program at all of the GCCC libraries called Butterflies for Dementia.

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Westfield Woden introduces a Calm Room

Westfield Woden in the ACT has introduced "The Calm Room".  A safe quiet space which provides individuals with the opportuity to self-regulate.

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3Bridges Biggest Morning Tea

“The best party ever”

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Dementia friendly approach to the hospital experience

Photo: Facilitators, Clare Drew and Zelka Popovic with participants at the Westmead Hospital pilot workshop

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Dementia-friendly Workshop - Westfield Tuggerah

On the 18th of June, 30 participants attended a workshop focussing on being a Dementia-friendly Community held by Dementia Australia. The participants included Westfield security, cleaning and management team members.

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Singing praises of Alchemy mixture

When conductor Brian Triglone set up Canberra’s first dementia-friendly choir in 2016 he never imagined the positive impact it would also have on carers.

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