The Dementia-Friendly Home app provides carers with ideas to make their home more accessible for people living with dementia.
With 70% of people with dementia living in the community, the app enables the home to be made more dementia-friendly. This can allow the person to stay in their own home, enjoy their regular lifestyle activities and remain engaged with their community for longer.
The Department of Health is a department of the Government of Australia charged with overseeing the running of Australia's health system, including supporting universal and affordable access to medical, pharmaceutical and hospital services, as well as helping people to stay healthy through health promotion, participation and exercise and other disease prevention activities.
Down Syndrome Australia was established in 2011 as the peak body for people with Down syndrome in Australia.
The purpose is to influence social and policy change, provide a national profile and voice for people living with Down syndrome, and to build resources and knowledge capacity of the state and territory Down syndrome associations. Down Syndrome Australia works collaboratively with the state and territory Down syndrome associations to achieve our mission.