Creating a dementia-friendly Brisbane - Tuesday 2 April 2019 - Brisbane

Tuesday, 2 April 2019 - 9:15am to 12:30pm
Room 701, Building 79, Queensland Brain Institute University of Queensland, St Lucia

Enrich your community and empower the more than 436,000 people living with dementia in Australia by becoming dementia-friendly.

We invite you to attend a free event run by Dementia Australia that will support you and your local community in becoming dementia-friendly. Join us and learn how you can make a difference to the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

You will have the opportunity to learn from multiple speakers who are specialised in the field, as well as ask questions and network with other community members. After this event, you will be recognised as a Dementia Friend and can take home your own “I’m a Dementia Friend” badge. Identify some of the challenges experienced by people living with dementia when engaging in community activities.

Speakers include:

  • Mara Bennett – Dementia Australia’s Dementia Friendly Communities Project Officer
  • Dr Jill Franz - Professor in Spatial Design, School of Design, Queensland University of Technology
  • Caylie Field – Manager, Centre for Dementia Learning
  • David Wise – Care partner from the local community

Date: Tuesday 2 April 2019
Time: 9:15am sign in,  9:30am-12:30pm // Morning tea provided
Venue: Room 701, Building 79, Queensland Brain Institute University of Queensland, St Lucia

Transit: Building 79 is located within a 2 minute walk to the University of Queensland bus stop: Chancellor’s Place, St Lucia.

Parking: St Lucia has paid parking from 7am to 9pm. Payment can be made either through CellOPark payment system, which is a free smartphone app, or by using Pay by Plate machines. Other parking details if needed can be found at:


RSVP to Mara Bennett on (07) 3014 6610 or email

For more information about dementia-friendly communities visit