Individuals

The unspoken impact of dementia

Many Australians mistakenly think the symptoms of dementia are a normal part of ageing.

Dementia is caused by diseases that damage the brain. It is not a normal part of ageing. And it can happen to anybody.

Glenda, Keith and Graeme are Aussies in their 50s and 60s living with dementia. Here they share their experiences of living with dementia, the stigma they’ve experienced as a result of their diagnosis, and their views on the small things people can do to help create a dementia-friendly nation.

Community toolkit

A toolkit for members of the community who want to become dementia-friendly.

The Dementia-Friendly Toolkits aim to provide you with information to support you to make your community more dementia-friendly.

The Dementia-friendly Community Toolkit contains:

  • Introduction
  • How to become a dementia-friendly community
  • Recognition: The dementia friendly recognition symbol
  • Benefits
  • Resources to become a dementia-friendly community and increase dementia awareness in your community
  • Dementia-friendly guidelines