Communities in action

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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.

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.