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.
Photo of Jenni with Karen Harborow in front of a collaborative piece painted by five to six artists from the day centre in Brunswick Heads, all who are living with dementia. Photo Aslan Shand.
Amanda Bryce is a Perth pharmacist and community pharmacy owner of 20 years, who has championed a dementia friendly initiative at her pharmacy in Bicton, Perth resulting in being awarded as Australia's Pharmacy of the Year for Professional Innovation at APP2018.
Members of the Ballarat community living with dementia will soon be able to see, smell, touch and hear nature all thanks to a nationally supported local community initiative dedicated to creating the states, and maybe the nations, first Dementia Friendly Sensory Walk.
Narrabri Dementia Friendly Town committee held a special screening of the Academy Award-winning film 'Still Alice'.
BALLARAT Dementia Alliance has given a tick of approval for moves to make the city’s biggest indoor shopping precinct more dementia-friendly.
Dementia patients and their families will soon have a peaceful place to call their own, with the Lockyer Community Centre planning to build a sensory garden in Gatton - and the community is invited to help. Community development worker Linda Roberts said the garden could be a place for those stru
A new intergenerational education program is helping to break through the barriers of dementia to create dementia-friendly communities. Developed by the University of South Australia, the program called Forget me not was designed to improve awareness and understanding of dementia among t
The Narrabri Dementia Friendly Town committee has distributed 30 copies of a bestselling novel Still Alice around town.
Dementia is a deeply personal disease, and this has driven a team at UOW/TAFE Illawarra to create; Desert Rose, the world’s very first dementia-friendly, net-zero energy house.
Local tradespeople have teamed up with Silver Chain to deliver people living with dementia a renovated facility to enhance their skills and sensory environment and boost their social interactions at the Rockingham respite branch.
We recently took a trip back to the Dementia Australia Dementia Friendly Garden in Bridge Street Port Macquarie, to meet some of its carers and see how the garden itself is coming along 5 months later.