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We are determined to build many Umbrella Dementia Cafes in localised communities around Australia and advance the social health and well-being of everyone impacted by dementia.


We need your support as we can not do this alone.  We have created a donation page for you or anyone you know to help us achieve our goals. 


By the end of 2019 we will have 5 Umbrella Dementia Cafés in operation.  This is an extraordinary achievement and has only been achieved because of the enduring dedication of our volunteer teams and a strong community spirit to protect our precious community of people living at home with dementia.


Help us achieve our long term goals; 


  1. Establishing an interconnected network and informative social support centres called ‘Umbrella Dementia Cafes.’ 
  2. Provide psychosocial support, information and education for individuals, their families and communities living with dementia diseases.
  3. Integrate an intergenerational and multicultural approach to deliver dementia awareness and education to address societal stigma around dementia. 
  4. Deliver inclusive, accessible education and training about the importance of social health and brain health in localised communities around Australia.
  5. Providing appropriate localised programs, services and products about dementia for all Australian's


Umbrella Dementia Cafés is seeking donations from individuals and organisations that would like to contribute to this important social initiative that provides support to individuals and families living with dementia, de-isolating couples and empowering them to stay connected with themselves, their family and their community.


Please note that Umbrella Dementia Cafés Ltd (ABN: 65 628 935 179) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and has been endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office.  You may be able to claim a personal tax deduction for any gifts donated to Umbrella Dementia Cafés.  


Public Gift Fund Details

BSB: 633 000

Account No: 165 263 856


We are building two great projects to remain sustainable, including a schools awareness program and volunteers training program.  We are also quietly creating a sustainable product to sell so that we can build more dementia cafes in other communities.   


Please help us keep our cafés open by donating to Support Our Umbrella Dementia Cafés Charity or contribute to up-skilling our new volunteers. 




Supporting and Training
Community Volunteer Teams for 2020 


We are currently in the process of training teams of volunteers to support the Umbrella Dementia Cafés.  To help Umbrella Dementia Cafés build successful and dynamic volunteer community cafe teams for each of our 4 cafes, we need your help to continue the work we do with them.


Our Healthy Brain Project at
Blackburn Primary School


We are desperately seeking financial support to continue our work at Blackburn Primary School.   Every fortnight the senior Students visit our cafes to learn about how to help those living with dementia.  They return to the classroom with ideas for change and innovation.  We have included the students from Blackburn Primary School since October 2016 and have since welcomed 167 children to our Blackburn Dementia Cafe.


But we are desperately seeking funds to hire a teacher to support this program for next year.  


The inclusion of Blackburn Primary School students in the program has shown a unique responsiveness from the children to innovate change and encourage heightened dementia awareness. The children naturally are sharing this rich learning experience and awareness in their conversations with parents, family and peers. Through this, a natural de-stigmatisation is occurring, fostering a significant positive impact towards innovation as the child becomes the adult in our society.

Please get in touch with us if you think you can help.  


Thank you for your support xx