The Northern Beaches Dementia Alliance aims to create a Dementia Friendly Community:

  • a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning and purpose.
  • a place where people living with dementia are understood, included and accepted without the stigma associated with dementia
  • a place that provides opportunities for social participation for people living with dementia and their carers to reduce social isolation
  • a safe physical and social environment for people living with dementia
  • a community that is supportive for people living with dementia

What is a Dementia-Friendly Community?

This is an initiative of Dementia Australia where local communities are empowered to make a difference.

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.” (Dementia Australia, 2019).

What do we do?

Working with our local community

We deliver free dementia awareness sessions to local community groups. These sessions promote dementia-friendly principles including dementia-friendly communication to improve dementia knowledge and reduce stigma in the community

In 2019 we formed the Northern Beaches Dementia Advisory Group. Members of this advisory group include people living with dementia and their carers. Our advisory group works in collaboration with the NBDA to guide our project direction and consult on the development of new resources. If you would like more information about the advisory group, download the flyer here: Dementia Advisory Group

Help us make the Northern Beaches dementia friendly. If you would like information about support services for you or a loved one contact us at DementiaAlliancenb@gmail.com

Working with local businesses

We can assist local organisations (including small businesses, community providers, local government, primary health and allied health providers) to become dementia aware.

For more information about Dementia-Friendly Organisations, download the information sheet here: Become a Dementia-Friendly Organisation

Download the Handy Hints when communicating with those who forget reminder card for your business or contact us for printed copies.

Contact us at DementiaAlliancenb@gmail.com

What can you do?

Keep up to date with Alliance activities and news – join the mailing list or follow us on Facebook

Get involved contact us at DementiaAlliancenb@gmail.com

Help us make the Northern Beaches dementia friendly. If you would like information about support services for you or a loved one contact us at DementiaAlliancenb@gmail.com

Reduce your risk of dementiadownload the fact sheet here.

The Northern Beaches Dementia Alliance (NBDA) was formed in August 2018. It consists of aged care, dementia and healthcare professionals as well as community members, people living with dementia and their carers. The partnership includes Northern Beaches Council, Sydney North Health Network, CCNB, RSL LifeCare at Home and Just Better Care Northern Beaches and Northern Suburbs.

Sobering Facts

It is estimated that almost 8,000 people in the Northern Beaches live with dementia. It is expected to grow by 38% by 2050 and almost 150% in Pittwater alone. 70% of people with dementia are living in the community.

Recent research by Dementia Australia has revealed that community awareness of dementia is low.

  • 25% of respondents believed that dementia was a normal part of ageing
  • 39% of respondents reported feeling “awkward” around people with dementia
  • 41% said they found talking with people living with dementia “confronting” (Dementia Australia, 2017).

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