The goal of this collection of resources is to support those who wish to improve environments for people with dementia. The resources introduce the reader to a systematic way of looking at the built environment and provide a number of tools that guide the user to an understanding of what needs to be changed, and how the change might be accomplished.
Community & social groups
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 page from the US Alzheimer’s Association provides resources to help you learn about Alzheimer’s disease and understand how it affects you. It’s important to know that you are not alone. Alzheimer’s changes the lives of everyone it touches.
When a friend or family member has Alzheimer’s disease, you may feel upset, confused or scared. Alzheimer’s can be puzzling because a person who has it often doesn’t look sick.
YouTube video of the children’s book ‘Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge’ author Mem Fox. Read by Bradley Whitford.
Wilfrid lives next to a retirement home, and his favorite old person is 96-year-old Miss Nancy. Everyone says Miss Nancy has lost her memory, and despite the fact that Wilfrid doesn't even know what a memory is, by accident he helps her find it.
Read this as a springboard for a discussion about memories, family members, neighbours/friends, and all that 5 year olds talk about.
The designed environment can have a major impact on a person living with dementia. This Help Sheet produced by Dementia Australia will outline the key principles to enable you to make simple changes at home or in a care facility to help make the best of everyday life.
This Help Sheet produces by Dementia Australia explains how supportive aids can be used to assist people living with dementia by supporting their independence, reducing the risk of dangerous situations occurring, helping them maintain a sense of well-being and staying at home longer.
The physical environment can have a major impact on a person living with dementia. This Help Sheet produced by Dementia Australia provides information for families and carers on how to create a dementia-friendly environment that maximises the wellbeing of people living with dementia at home and increases their participation in activities.
Dementia Australia document outlining the differences between age friendly and dementia friendly