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A Dementia Friendly Community

Dementia Friendly

A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia are supported to live with meaning, purpose and value. Dementia-friendly communities encourage organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals to make practical changes that will have a positive impact on the lives of people living with dementia and their carers. 

The essence of a dementia-friendly community is to support people with dementia to be involved in activities and opportunities for social engagement that provide meaning and purpose in their lives for as long as possible. Social and community groups play a key role in facilitating this.

Did you know these dementia facts? 

  • Our federal electoral divisions of Cowper and Lyne are both in the top 10 in Australia for prevalence of dementia. 
  • The Port Macquarie State electorate has an estimated 1,857 people with dementia. This is the third highest prevalence in NSW. 
  • Council coordinates the Port Macquarie Dementia Friendly Community Steering Committee, which was founded by Leslie Williams MP. 
  • People living with dementia are members of the Committee which has developed our “Four Seasons” programme.

Find out more about Dementia Friendly

Visit www.dementiafriendly.org.au

This page was last updated on: 16 July 2020