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Former All Black captain tackles dementia

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 11:12 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Former All Black captain Reuben Thorne is helping to support the approximately 50,000 New Zealanders with dementia, by becoming Alzheimers NZ’s second Champion for Dementia. The role will see Reuben working alongside Alzheimers NZ to raise awareness of dementia ... More >>

Lifestyle changes may reduce risk of dementia

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 1:56 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

The latest World Alzheimer Report released today by Alzheimer’s Disease International indicates there are a number of simple lifestyle changes people can make to reduce their risk of developing dementia in later life. More >>

Two-thirds of New Zealanders are touched by dementia

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 11:31 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

New research released by Alzheimers NZ reveals that two out of every three Kiwis know or have known someone with dementia. For 64 percent of those people it is a family member and a third have been involved in their direct care and support. More >>

New framework works towards a world without dementia

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 9:19 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand has launched a new framework that will see organisations within the New Zealand dementia community working together more closely, with a shared direction and towards a shared vision. More >>

Under nutrition is a major problem for people with dementia

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 10:30 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

A new report released today reveals that under nutrition is a major problem among people with dementia, and highlights the importance of nutrition in dementia care. Under nutrition can occur when food intake is inadequate to maintain general health. More >>

Alzheimers NZ welcomes G8 leaders’ commitment

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 3:19 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand has welcomed a series of commitments agreed at yesterday’s first ever G8 Dementia Summit in London, UK. More >>

Alzheimers NZ Appeals To G8 Dementia Summit

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 10:11 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand and its international counterparts are calling for participants in tomorrow’s first G8 Dementia Summit to collaborate to address dementia, one of the world’s most significant and growing healthcare challenges. More >>

Public awareness of dementia encourages early diagnosis

Monday, 25 November 2013, 2:40 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ welcomes yesterday’s announcement made by Associate Minister of Health Hon Jo Goodhew regarding the allocation of the $3.2 million identified in Budget 2013 for awareness raising of dementia and clinical education and training. More >>

Colin Mathura-Jeffree lends support to Alzheimers cause

Thursday, 12 September 2013, 10:11 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

New Zealand TV personality Colin Mathura-Jeffree is calling for New Zealanders to share their experiences of dementia to help improve the lives of the more than 50,000 New Zealanders with the condition. More >>

Alzheimers New Zealand welcomes care improvement pledge

Friday, 9 August 2013, 6:12 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand welcomes care improvement pledge Alzheimers NZ has welcomed the announcement that Ryman Healthcare will take steps to ensure quality care for residents at Wellington’s Malvina Major Retirement Village. Alzheimers NZ Executive ... More >>

Alzheimers New Zealand congratulates local researchers

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 2:10 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ congratulates local researchers Callaghan International, who this week announced a significant contribution to the ongoing search for a treatment for Alzheimers’ disease. More >>

Funding Recognises Dementia As Significant Challange

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 3:26 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister and Associate Minister of Health that the Government is investing additional funds to support people affected by dementia as part of a wider funding package for services for older people. More >>

Social Exclusion is a Major Barrier for People with Dementia

Friday, 21 September 2012, 10:56 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

The latest World Alzheimer Report released today for World Alzheimer’s Day by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) reveals that nearly one in four people with dementia (24%) hide or conceal their diagnosis citing stigma as the main reason. More >>

It’s time we started talking about Alzheimer’s

Sunday, 2 September 2012, 8:12 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

An innovative campaign is being launched today (September 2) encouraging people to talk to their doctor as soon as possible if they are concerned about unusual behaviours, which might be the beginnings of Alzheimer’s disease. More >>

Government urged to recognise dementia as a health priority

Wednesday, 15 August 2012, 3:51 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand welcomes the news that the Australian Commonwealth Government has made dementia a national health priority. This commitment from the Australian government shows how other governments are stepping up and taking action to prepare ... More >>

Alzheimers New Zealand launches new website

Monday, 6 August 2012, 10:49 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

There are an estimated 48,000 people with dementia in New Zealand. However, the true human cost of the disease is well over 300,000, according to those working in the field, who say it takes up to seven pairs of hands to care for one person with dementia. ... More >>

Working Together To Care For The Carers

Friday, 29 June 2012, 11:13 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

From 25 June – 22 July Countdown supermarket stores across the country will be accepting donations from customers to help support the work of local Alzheimers organisations in the community. In conjunction, Alzheimers New Zealand will be running their biggest ... More >>

Dementia " the most serious health crisis this century"

Thursday, 26 April 2012, 10:53 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand urges New Zealand government to recognise dementia as the most serious health crisis to be faced this century More >>

Alzheimers NZ Urges Govt to Recognise "National Crisis"

Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 2:36 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand is encouraged by yesterday’s announcement by UK prime minister David Cameron that their government will be doubling funding for dementia research and hopes this announcement will go some way toward influencing our own our government ... More >>

Alzheimers NZ launches website to show true face of dementia

Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 4:54 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

It’s frustrating for all those who just cannot see why I dither and muddle, and can’t get myself free to be lucid and sharp, and efficient when pressed, and to cope like I used to when put to the test. More >>

 

 

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