Internationally recognised dementia friendly design principles and practices are showcased at a ground-breaking, dementia learning facility in Parkville that was opened on 23 October 2013 by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, former Dementia Australia National President and 2013 Australian of the Year. The first of its kind in Australia, the new facility showcases dementia friendly design features with the intention of educating and calling for all workplaces, homes and public spaces to commit to becoming dementia friendly.
This is a resource for services working in the disability sector, providing an understanding of dementia and the services and supports available for people living with dementia, to enable their ongoing involvement in the community.
It is also a resource for family members and friends who are concerned about signs of cognitive decline in a relative or friend who lives with an intellectual disability.
This resource has been funded by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and produced by Dementia Australia NSW.