The Council engaged local consultant EJ Shu to develop a Dementia-Friendly Central Coast Framework. The Framework adopts Alzheimer’s Australia definition of a dementia-friendly community as a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value. The Council recognises that meeting the challenges of dementia will need a collaborative whole-of-community approach in order to raise dementia awareness and promote improved health outcomes. The process of becoming a dementia-friendly community should be shaped and driven by local concerns, aspirations and actions. The Framework is available to download by clicking the green button below.Dementia-Friendly Central Coast Framework
Six themes or key dimensions for change were identified that address local priorities of the Central Coast community:
- increasing knowledge about dementia;
- improving attitudes and interactions;
- enhancing access to services;
- facilitating social integration
- improving spaces and places; and
- supporting carers.