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.


Four Seasons in One Dementia Day begins with pop-up soup cafes

Three soups were on the menu on July 2 to raise money for a dementia-friendly garden. Customers enjoyed Thai pumpkin, pea and ham, and tomato soup with bread rolls at a pop-up soup cafe at the Port Macquarie CWA Rooms.

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Desert Rose Reveal

Through practical collaboration between students and industry, Team UOW in the Solar Decathlon 2018 endeavour to change the way the world views sustainable housing by building a home that is architecturally inspiring, affordable and adaptive to a

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Greengate Retirement and Aged Care Villages

Greengate retirement and aged care villages understand that a Dementia-friendly community will help people who live with dementia feel included and supported in the places they work, live and play.

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The Veronicas honour their mum in Canberra (and visit Off London!)

Pictured; Lisa and Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas were named Dementia Australia’s newest ambassadors at an event at Parliament House in Canberra this week. With them is fellow ambassador Ita Buttrose.

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Australians Urged to Become Dementia Friends

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM has called on Members of Parliament across Australia to join Dementia Friends, a social movement aiming to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia.

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Free workshops to create a more dementia friendly community

Individuals, businesses and community groups interested in creating a more dementia friendly community on the Central Coast can attend a free workshop in June.

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