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Framework

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:

  1. increasing knowledge about dementia;
  2. improving attitudes and interactions;
  3. enhancing access to services;
  4. facilitating social integration
  5. improving spaces and places; and
  6. supporting carers.
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