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.
A central Victorian croquet club has implemented a range of simple measures to create a dementia-friendly environment that benefits all members.
In March, Dementia Australia officially celebrated Sydney’s Northern Beaches Council as a Dementia-Friendly Organisation recognising its commitment to ensuring all areas of Council are dementia friendly.
Dementia Australia recently acknowledged the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
The Narrabri Dementia Alliance found a creative way to celebrate Dementia Action Week by hosting a Dementia Rock Hunt the whole community could get involved in.
Linda Hurley, wife of Governor General David Hurley, recently joined dementia-inclusive community choir, Alchemy Chorus Canberra, as special guest at one of their Thursday morning choir sessions.
Senior Sergeant Ricky Zimitat is the Officer in Charge at the Woorabinda Police Station. Woorabinda is located in Central Queensland, approximately two hours inland from Rockhampton.
In January, we were delighted to hear that Dementia Advocate Jeff Thurlow was recognised with the Community Spirit Award at the Lithgow City Council Ability Awards for his role in local dementia advocacy.
The term "dementia" is often met with stigma in culturally and linguistically diverse communities, which can lead to people living with dementia to feel socially isolated.