Dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease) has profound social impacts. The majority of people with dementia in Australia live at home in the community, where they and their carers can often struggle to maintain social connectedness and a high quality of life.
The Council recognises that the challenges of dementia cannot be met by the health and social services sector alone. Rather, dementia requires a whole-of-community response.
One such response gaining momentum across Australia is the ‘dementia-friendly communities’ initiative – the creation of places where people living with dementia are actively supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value.
The Council has taken a decisive step towards becoming a dementia-friendly community by commencing development of a Dementia-Friendly Community Framework. When complete in mid-2017, the Framework will help inform dialogue and support action by the Council and other stakeholders.
To help ensure the Framework reflects local perspectives and priorities, we are inviting everyone in the Central Coast community to complete a short (seven minute) survey. The survey will ask questions about you, your knowledge of dementia, your beliefs about dementia, and your ideas and perspectives for making the Central Coast more dementia-friendly.
The survey will be open until Friday, 7 April.Take The Survey Here