Locals Calling for Dementia Friendly Communities
The Hornsby Shire Council is collaborating with DCaf Connections in an effort to create a more dementia-friendly community for its locals. DCaf Connections’ aim is to provide cafes as meeting spots for people living with dementia and their family members to come together for the sake of community and socialization but also to discuss and explore ways to make the world around them more accessible to those living with dementia.
What can the community do to be more inclusive towards people with dementia? Is it providing people with knowledge to communicate with a person with dementia? Is it creating services and changing infrastructure to provide better assistance people with dementia? Founder and program coordinator of DCaf Connections, Fiona Jenkins speaks about a forum on happening on the 10th of June at Hornsy Shire Council about creating dementia-friendly families.