Darwin residents living with dementia have a new location to access vital services, following the relocation of Dementia Australia’s premises.
The new “fit-for-purpose” premises, which feature a day centre and respite program, as well as space for support groups and education courses, is available to support people living with dementia in Darwin, and their family and carers.
Dementia Australia CEO, Maree McCabe, said the space is a great asset for Dementia Australia and the local community.
“This new space will allow us to provide the same great services to people living with dementia in the Darwin area, with the aim of assisting people to live well with dementia and engage in the activities that are important to them,” Ms McCabe said.
In 2018, there is an estimated 1,650 people living with dementia in the Northern Territory, with an estimated 850 of those in Darwin. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia in the Northern Territory is expected to increase to an estimated 6,500 people by 2058.
Dementia Australia’s new Darwin location provides an accessible environment for people living with dementia, carers, community members and health workers to attend tailored client and community education programs, including our interactive EDIE sessions, which enable people to enter a virtual world to understand the experience of living with dementia.
The new premises is located at the Terminal One Building, 7/396 Stuart Hwy, Winnellie.
This space has been created with accessibility in mind and adheres to dementia-friendly design principles including clear signage, muted lighting, and floors and wall colours without patterns.
Dementia Australia’s Darwin office is open to the public Monday – Friday between 8.30am – 4.30pm and