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150,000 Kiwis with dementia by 2050

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 1:26 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

A dementia epidemic is looming in New Zealand as the number of Kiwis living with the condition will reach 150,000 by 2050. More >>

Dementia tidal wave looming, says Alzheimers NZ

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 11:25 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ wants government to adopt a two-tier strategy to improve post diagnostic support for people living with dementia. Chair Ngaire Dixon unveiled the organisation’s proposals at its annual conference in Wellington today. “There is a dementia tidal ... More >>

New Zealand must do better on dementia preparedness

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 12:09 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

The latest World Alzheimer Report warns that countries like New Zealand are unprepared for a surge in dementia cases and need to take urgent action to deal with the issue. More >>

It’s time to remember dementia!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 11:16 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Thousands of New Zealanders will take to the streets this weekend to remember those close to us with dementia and to help make this a more dementia-friendly country. Memory Walks will be staged in 20 locations around New Zealand as part of World Alzheimers ... More >>

Re-enacting old memories for a good cause

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 2:11 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers Auckland is calling upon local communities and keen photographers to re-enact old photographs and share them on social media, in a bid to raise awareness and funds for the more than 15,000 people in greater Auckland living with dementia. More >>

Lack of funding for growing dementia problem disappointing

Friday, 22 May 2015, 10:28 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand is disappointed and concerned about the lack of investment in services for people affected by dementia included in yesterday’s Budget, and believes this oversight means people won’t get the help and support they need. More >>

Cycling World Champion rides for dementia

Monday, 16 March 2015, 12:32 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Cycling World Champion and Commonwealth Games medallist Eddie Dawkins is swapping his bike for a Harley-Davidson this week and leading a motorcycle rally to raise awareness of dementia. More >>

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 >>



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