Dementia-Friendly Communities

Creating a dementia-friendly nation

A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value.


Creating dementia-friendly communities: a toolkit for local governmentCreating 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.

Download the toolkit.


Alzheimer’s Australia has developed a number of resources to assist all Australians to get a better understanding of what they can do to contribute to a dementia-friendly nation.

Individuals:

It starts with you. If we are going to create a dementia-friendly nation, it starts with the individuals who live there. Below are a few tips that can show you how you can 

Communities:

Communities by their nature are designed to sharing and having certain attitudes and interests in common. 

Businesses:

It can be inexpensive for businesses and organisations to become dementia friendly. It can be as simple as increasing the awareness of dementia amongst staff, some simple training on how to identify the signs of dementia in a customer or taking into account people with dementia when designing signage.

Politicians:

Our Challenge to you is to task your local electorate to become dementia friendly. The kits below are perfect to take to local business meetings and community meetings.

To find out more information on what you can do in your local area, please contact your local office.

 

It starts with you!