This resource from the UK Dementia Action Alliance provides everything you need to get you started on your journey to becoming dementia friendly and to deliver on our shared purpose.
Guides & toolkits
Dementia Friends key messages available for download - answering all the questions
- What is the Dementia Friends Program?
- What is a Dementia Friend?
- Why the need for a Dementia Friends program?
- How do people become a Dementia Friend?
Dementia Australia's Dementia Friends brochure for download
This guide was developed by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and is based on current research, knowledge and practical experience in building or renovating physical environments and providing high-quality, person-centred services. This guide will continue to develop as dementia care practice evolves with ongoing experience and research.
A Dementia Alliance International publication - Because members of Dementia Alliance International (DAI) have a unique perspective on conferences we decided to assemble responses from post-event informal email surveys of the past four years to see how people with dementia and care partners feel about the access, support, and enablement provided at professional meetings of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and other conferences or events.
Clinical practice guidelines and principles of care for people with dementia in Australia developed by the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People (the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre or CDPC) delivers excellence in research and knowledge exchange for the purpose of improving health and health care in regard to cognitive and related functional decline in older people.
Being a part of a Men’s Shed provides opportunities to participate actively in the community with other men from diverse backgrounds. Being involved in a social way at a Men’s Shed has been shown to improve the quality of life of people with dementia.
Creating dementia-friendly communities: a toolkit for local government.
This toolkit provides information, resources and guidance for building on existing infrastructure, systems and services in order to make communities more inclusive.
The content reflects the lessons learned from dementia-friendly initiatives across Australia and draws on international experience.
A consumer's story - Maxine