Northern Beaches Dementia Alliance
Prof Sue Kurrle's presentation at The Healthy Active and Connected Expo held on 4th May 2023:
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
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).
Tip of the Month
Our monthly tips are provided by members of the Dementia Alliance Advisory Group or those with lived experiences of dementia.
You do not need to be alone when caring for someone with dementia
The importance of being with others who experience the same issues, people with whom you can relate, share your challenges, and exchange tips, cannot be understated.
There are several activities and groups to help make the path an easier one, where you can not only get help but also assist others. Pick a day and choose one of the meetings available. There are several options on the Northern Beaches, please see below...
|1st Tuesday each month||Chatter 'Cino||Tastebuds, Terrey Hills Flower Centre||10am -12noon||Monthly meeting||CCNB : 1300 002 262|
|Every two weeks on Thursday||Mindful Brews||3 Gondola Rd, North Narrabeen||10am - 12noon||Every second Thursday|
12th, 26th Oct
9th, 23rd Nov
7th, 21st Dec
|Linda: 9913 3244 or LMancini@mwpcare.com.au|
|3rd Friday each month||Chatter 'Cino||Aqua Bar, Dee Why RSL||10am -12noon||Monthly meeting||CCNB : 1300 002 262|
|Memory Lane Cafe||Avalon Recreation Centre||10am -12noon||Every 6 weeks||Alison: 0482 188147|
|Sept - Oct 2023||Living With Dementia||ONLINE||2 hours each session||7 weeks||Dementia Helpline 1800 100500|
|Oct - Nov 2023||Younger Onset: Living with Dementia||ONLINE||2 hours each session||7 weeks||Dementia Helpline 1800 100500|
|November 2023||Living with Dementia||Campbelltown||5 hours each session||4 weeks||Dementia Helpline 1800 100500|
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Get in touch
Help us make the Northern Beaches dementia friendly. If you would like information about support services for you or a loved one, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.