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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.

Photo: Left to right; Phil Hazell, Peter James, Clr Cass Coleman, Jeff Thurlow, Kas Hilton, Tim Graner

Article by: Councillor Cassandra Coleman

PHOTO: FRONT: Centacare day respite recipients Pam Sweeney and Pat Balzan, Centacare service delivery mananger Susan McNamara. BACK: Centacare lifestyle activities support Dawn Reynold and operations manager David Larsen. Photo by Jodie Callcott

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.