A dementia-friendly community recognises that a person with dementia can stay active, continue to participate in the community, and live the way they choose. Manningham has committed to be a Dementia Friendly City. 

Manningham Local Dementia Alliance Group

In 2015 Manningham Council established the Manningham Local Dementia Alliance Group. Together we developed a plan to help people living with dementia, and their care partners, feel valued, included and heard.

We will do this by:

  • learning together
  • actively participating
  • advocating for change

Read about the Icon for application/pdf Inclusive Manningham: A Dementia-Friendly City Action Plan 2020 to 2022 (3.28 MB)

Support for people recently diagnosed

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you, or someone close to you, is diagnosed with dementia. You may not be aware of the support available to help you maintain independence and live well.

Dementia Australia can help individuals, couples and families.

Services offered through Dementia Australia can help you:

  • learn how to continue to live well at home
  • understand more about dementia
  • access local support services 

To find out more, contact National Dementia Helpline on free call 1800 100 500 or visit the Dementia Australia website.

What is a Dementia Friend?

A Dementia Friend is someone who wants to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia through increased awareness and support. 

Register to become a Dementia Friend.

Helpful information

Dementia Australia Language Guidelines

When talking about dementia in everyday conversations, a casual misuse of words, or the use of words with negative connotations, can have a profound impact on a person with dementia, as well as on their family and friends. It can also influence how others think about dementia and increase the likelihood of a person with dementia experiencing stigma or discrimination. 

To read more, download the Dementia Language Guidelines.

Dementia Australia – Help Sheets

Help Sheets provide advice, common sense approaches and practical strategies for the issues most commonly raised about dementia.

Contact Dementia Australia

Call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 or visit Dementia Australia's website.

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