Although most people with dementia are older, it can affect people of all ages. Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain, which impacts thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday tasks.
A dementia-friendly Woollahra
A dementia-friendly community is one where people with dementia are supported to live a high quality life with meaning, purpose and value.
Everyone from organisations, businesses and community groups to individuals can play a role in building a dementia-friendly community by learning more about dementia. Become a Dementia Friend, undertake dementia training, and visit Dementia Friendly Communities to learn how you can help make a difference to someone with dementia.
The Woollahra Dementia Alliance, supported by Woollahra Council and Holdsworth Community, meets bi-monthly to progress an action plan to make Woollahra more dementia-friendly, by raising awareness of issues faced by local people with dementia and taking actions to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
You can watch a recording of their event, Living Well With Dementia.
If you would like to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 9391 7191.
Local services and activities
- Holdsworth Community
Offers a range of tailored, dementia-friendly activities and programs.
- Memory Disorders Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital
Please note a GP referral is required.
- Geriatric Flying Squad
- National Dementia Helpline
Call 1800 100 500.
- Dementia Australia
The peak body in Australia providing support and advocacy.
- My Aged Care
Starting point access Government support to stay at home.
- Find the nearest accessible toilet
- Driving - An NRMA and Dementia Australia guide to 'Staying on the move with dementia'.
- Mobility Parking Permit
- Dementia Friendly Home App
Ideas to make your home more accessible.
- Full list of apps from Dementia Australia
- Next of Kin Register
A NSW Police program where you can register personal information so that in an emergency, police can contact your next of kin if needed
About younger onset dementia
- Information and resources from Dementia Australia
- Find general videos, help sheets and resources from Dementia Australia
Council has been supporting ageing and disability services for many years, with the provision of community facilities and the allocation of grants and subsidies.
We are working towards making our libraries and other facilities and public spaces more accessible, and a number of Council’s staff across different teams have attended training run by Dementia Australia. We are also proud to support the Woollahra Dementia Alliance.