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: Locals attended the information session at Kempsey Shire Library
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY: Kara Nicholson and Sue Jogever talk about making busniesses dementia friendly. Photo: Laura Telford.
Dementia Australia has welcomed the announcement that leading dementia advocate, Kate Swaffer, CEO Dementia Alliance International, has been included in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence list for 2018.
Picture contributed: SPREAD AWARENESS: Dr Trish Shuter with NoosaCare's Cassie Slark and Danah Wood.
SEPTEMBER marks Dementia Awareness Month, and NoosaCare hope to do just that.
Photo Source: Queensland Police
A SPECIAL group of police officers in Coolangatta are going the extra mile to help locals living with Alzheimer’s disease, by making them feel more supported and included in the community.
TALKING ABOUT DEMENTIA: Philippa Reiss, Judy Bartholomew, Sarah Ashton and Gary Thomas are encouraging everyone to be Dementia friendly. Photo: Laura Telford
Photo: Left to right; Phil Hazell, Peter James, Clr Cass Coleman, Jeff Thurlow, Kas Hilton, Tim Graner
Article by: Councillor Cassandra Coleman
PHOTO: On the panel: Port Macquarie Library manager Jim Maguire is participating in the Unforgettable Book Chat on September 11
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is hosting the second in its series of dementia-friendly community programs.
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