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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.

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.

Local tradespeople have teamed up with Silver Chain to deliver people living with dementia a renovated facility to enhance their skills and sensory environment and boost their social interactions at the Rockingham respite branch.

We recently took a trip back to the Dementia Australia Dementia Friendly Garden in Bridge Street Port Macquarie, to meet some of its carers and see how the garden itself is coming along 5 months later.

On Friday, 16 February, a group of local, passionate bush lovers met at the site of a proposed Dementia Sensory Trail to share their thoughts and ideas about making a particular part of Woowookarung Regional Park an amazing sound, touch, visual and smell experience for people living with dementia