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.
The development of the Tweed area as a dementia-friendly community is evident with a steady increase in the number of local businesses and organisations being added to the National Dementia Friendly Community Hub.
A woman with dementia who hadn’t interacted with people in a long while remembered how to laugh and smile when she was a paid a visit by a Highlands baby.
Twice a month the residents of Bowral House eagerly await visits from some very special little people.
Dementia Support Group for Indian Australians Inc was launched on Friday 27 October 2017 at the Consulate General of India, Sydney premises at 265 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. A forum on Dementia was conducted at the Consulate and Dementia Support Group for Indian Australian Inc.
Beyond Bank recently celebrated becoming a dementia-friendly bank and other community success.
Beyond Bank Australia is one of the nation’s largest customer-owned banks with more than 200,000 members and assets of around $5 billion under management.
Dementia Friendly Tasmania Incorporated (DFT) was established in early 2016 following more than two years of volunteer work conducted by a group based at Snug, a small town in the Kingborough region.
Four towns have joined forces in the Myall Lakes area to work towards becoming a more dementia-friendly electorate. The Myall Lakes project, which includes the NSW towns of Taree/Wingham and Forster/Tuncurry, began in September 2015 with the development of two steering committees.
The North West NSW town of Narrabri is working with key stakeholders to create a community culture and environment that is supportive of and accessible to people living with dementia.
Tweed Heads, on the far north coast of New South Wales, has joined the nationwide movement towards becoming a dementia-friendly community.