The Dementia-Friendly Inclusion Training project broadly targets local community and businesses. It seeks to increase knowledge about dementia to reduce stigma and social isolation, and enable people living with dementia and their carers to participate more fully in community life.
Dementia-Friendly Inclusion Training resources have been developed by a Tasmanian Health Services, Dementia Support Nurse with the Council. The training will be launched at an event to be held early April 2019. The training will subsequently be rolled-out to interested community groups and businesses in the Ulverstone and Penguin CBDs. Test your knowledge on dementia by taking the online Dementia-Friendly Inclusion Training quiz below.Online Dementia Quiz
Providing information about dementia to business and the community can raise awareness of dementia, potentially reducing stigma that often results in social isolation of people living with dementia. The training will be delivered to community groups, interested members of the public, and organisations such as pharmacies, retail stores and banks. Dementia-Friendly Inclusion Training seeks to reduce barriers for people living with dementia and their carers in order for them to participate more fully in community life. Working collectively with business and community groups we can learn how to identify a customer with more complex needs and implement a customer service model that better suits older people and people living with dementia.Return to the Dementia-Friendly Central Coast Home Page