Communities in action

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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.

Businesses across the Adelaide Hills are involved in a project to find ways to become more dementia-friendly. Led by the Adelaide Hills Council, a project team is exploring how to foster and promote tourism, social and retail destinations that are dementia-friendly.

The community spirit is strong in the north-west NSW town of Narrabri, where multiple groups have worked together to make their community more accepting and inclusive of people living with dementia, their families and carers. 

The Woowookarung Regional Park in Ballarat, Victoria, is slowly being transformed to include a dementia-friendly native sensory garden.

A treasure map, with steps to take to become more dementia-friendly, has been rolled out to all Priceline Pharmacies as the organisation edges closer to becoming a Dementia Friendly Organisation. 

Developed by Dementia Training Australia, explore the ways in which community pharmacists can improve their ability to meet the needs of family carers of people living with dementia.