Keeping you posted

Developments are being made in the field of dementia all over the world. It is often difficult to keep abreast of things that might be of interest to those with the disease and those caring for them.

Members of the group are in contact with others overseas who are trying to make a difference in the field. This means they can pass on items that are relevant and not just from an Australian perspective. It is only if we join together that something can be done. As an example click here to readnews Human-Rights-for-People-Living-with-Dementia-Rhetoric-to-Reality a Dementia Alliance International publication to coincide with the adoption by Alzheimer’s Disease International of a Human Rights based approach, and to coincide with Dementia Awareness Week UK 2016.

This section is also dedicate to bringing together information about what is happening in the Kiama Dementia Friendly Project, what our members are doing and to anything we find newsworthy.

We know that many people are creating and developing things that they want to pass on, so if you have an item of news you think others should be aware of then don’t hesitate to send us the details at and we will do our best to pass it on.

Be The Change

Dementia Australia’s First and Alzheimer’s Australia’s last National Conference “Be The Change” begins in Melbourne today (17th October 2017).

The following is a link to my poster presentation  on Developing Dementia Friendly Communities, giving my overview of the Dementia Friendly Kiama project.


Dementia Village

ABC reports Tasmania builds a village for people with dementia.


ABC Article

Interesting insight from the ABC. It’s always good to see main stream media coming on board.


The Good Ship Titanic

News from Melbourne. After day one of the Dementia Reform Funding Innovation Conference   we have reason to be optermistic. The good ship Dementia Care is showing signs of changing coarse. It appears to be heading to warmer friendlier climates. It still has a long way to go.

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June Picnic

Our next social get-together event will occur on Tuesday the 6th of June at 10:30 am.

We will meet at the park in Gerroa on Park Rd.

Bring Coffee – Bring Cake – but most importantly –


Building A Dementia Friendly World, Kyoto 2017

The Building A Dementia Friendly World symposium was held last week, co-organised by Alzheimer’s Society and the WHO Kobe Centre as part of the ADI2017 conference in Kyoto.  This was one of several pre-conference symposia and a chance to see a broad global representation of Dementia Friendly initiatives.


May Meeting

The next meeting of the Advisory Group will take place this coming Thursday May 4th at the Quiet Café in Gerringong. We will meet at 10:30. The café is near the old Town Hall and just of the main street.


One Brick At a Time

ADI2017 Symposium:Building A Dementia-Friendly World.

This symposium occurs today 26th April at 13:30 (Japan time) in Kyoto. It is a precursor to the 32nd International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI).

The following as a presentation given by Dennis Frost briefly outlining the Dementia Friendly Kiama Project.

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Dementia Awareness Education Day

Dementia Friendly Kiama: March 21st

Want to know more about dementia?

Want to know what you can do to support a friend, colleague or neighbour who has dementia?

Want to know how you can help make Kiama a World Leading Dementia Friendly Community?


To Fight Or Not To Fight

We are constantly presented #1 with sensationalist representations of dementia. We are presented with words and phrases such as the following

  • Battling Dementia #2
  • A Dementia Tsunami #3
  • Suffering with Dementia #4

The language being used to report on Dementia is the same sensational language used to report on war.


Events Update



Upcoming events

02 November 2017
Repeat Every 1 Month(s) on the First Thursday
Monthly DAG Meeting Generally Held at Kiama RSL
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