On the northern shore of the sparkling turquoise Ouyen Lake, there is a small plot filled with purple-flowered plants. Their blossoms and lush foliage stand in contrast to the orange dirt of the Mallee. This tranquil spot is Ouyen’s Dementia Community Garden. Lucy Bain visited to find out more about how the Ouyen community is fighting to end stigma around dementia. Pictures: Carmel Zaccone.
OUYEN’S Dementia Community Garden was opened in September last year, as part of Mallee Track Health and Community Service’s (MTHCS) ongoing push to remove stigma around dementia in the town.