ADVENTURES WITH DEMENTIA
As we begin to better understand the disease, we now know that people with dementia can and do continue to live engaged lives long after receiving their diagnosis. Despite this, when it comes to travel, many communities have been slow to address accessibility issues for people with dementia leaving few options – but a CQUniversity Australia research project is set to make a change.
We’ve been working with a regional Queensland community as well as the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology to initiate a shift in understanding around accessibility issues and to determine strategies to improve travel for people with dementia. This research project aims to form the beginning of a network of dementia friendly travel destinations, enabling the ongoing engagement and inclusion of people with dementia in Australia.