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Locally Supported by 

Wilfred & Hunter

Welcome to UMBRELLA
Dementia Cafes

Umbrella Dementia Cafés are community developed peer support groups for people living with dementia and their carers to share experiences over morning tea, enjoy each others company and learn more about what it means to live well with dementia together.
Our hope is for inspired community groups around Australia to partner with us and create their own community supported Umbrella Dementia Café.
The word 'dementia' is an umbrella term describing multiple symptoms caused by brain disorders.  The most common incurable dementia disease is Alzheimer's Disease accounting for approximately 50-70% of all dementias.  It is believed there are over 130 different types of dementia diseases, with scientists around the world working furiously to find a cure.



Our Shop

In partnership with The Age Of, Umbrella Dementia Cafés is pleased to announce we are selling Kathryn Harrison’s award winning children's book to raise money to support our café programs.  


We are please to announce that 100% of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Umbrella Dementia Cafés to purchase more equipment and resources. 


Please purchase these books online in our Shop.  Umbrella Dementia Cafés distributes in Australia only.

Thank you for making a difference. 



A young girl and her Nana hold a special bond that blooms in the surroundings of Nana's magical garden.


Then one day, the girl finds many weeds in the garden. She soon discovers that her beloved Nana has Alzheimer's Disease; an illness that affects an adult brain with tangles that get in the way of thoughts, kind of like how weeds get in the way of flowers. As time passes, the weeds grow thicker and her Nana declines, but the girl accepts the difficult changes with love, and learns to take-over as the magical garden's caregiver. 


 - Kathryn Harrison, Author & Illustrator -