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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.

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.

Photo of Jenni with Karen Harborow in front of a collaborative piece painted by five to six artists from the day centre in Brunswick Heads, all who are living with dementia. Photo Aslan Shand.

Members of the Ballarat community living with dementia will soon be able to see, smell, touch and hear nature all thanks to a nationally supported local community initiative dedicated to creating the states, and maybe the nations, first Dementia Friendly Sensory Walk. 

Dementia patients and their families will soon have a peaceful place to call their own, with the Lockyer Community Centre planning to build a sensory garden in Gatton - and the community is invited to help. Community development worker Linda Roberts said the garden could be a place for those stru

A new intergenerational education program is helping to break through the barriers of dementia to create dementia-friendly communities. Developed by the University of South Australia, the program called Forget me not was designed to improve awareness and understanding of dementia among t

The Narrabri Dementia Friendly Town committee has distributed 30 copies of a bestselling novel Still Alice around town.