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Government Again Fails Older Kiwis

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 4:38 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Budget 2024 contained nothing of significance to support the health needs of older New Zealanders, who are the largest users of the under-pressure health system, says chief executive of Alzheimers NZ Catherine Hall. More >>

Alzheimers NZ Calls On Artists And Makers To Harness Their Creativity For A Good Cause

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 8:25 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

By participating in Create for Dementia, creators will not only have fun making art and developing new skills, they’ll also be working out their brains and reducing their own chances of developing dementia mate wareware in the future, all the while ... More >>

Policy Settings Should Take An Holistic View Of The Ageing Healthcare Journey

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 11:09 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

We need a fully integrated continuum of care for New Zealand’s ageing populations - a continuum that recognises that most older people, including those with dementia mate wareware, live at home. More >>

New Report Highlights Dementia Mate Wareware As Critical Issue For Ageing Kiwis

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 10:44 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

New Zealand can expect a 240 per cent jump in dementia mate wareware cases in coming years, which makes the recommendations in the just released report by the Aged Care Commissioner critically important. That’s the message from Alzheimers NZ chief ... More >>

Be Dementia Friendly In Aotearoa New Zealand This Christmas

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 3:09 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Christmas and kindness always go hand in hand. This holiday season is the perfect time to remember this as we work together to make Aotearaoa New Zealand a Dementia Friendly place. Through Alzheimers NZ’s Dementia Friendly initiatives , a growing ... More >>

Dr. Brigid Ryan Takes The Title Of Alzheimers NZ 2023 Fellow

Monday, 25 September 2023, 12:17 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Distinguished researcher and advocate, Dr. Brigid Ryan, has been awarded the title of 2023 Alzheimers NZ Fellow for her groundbreaking work in understanding the challenges faced by individuals diagnosed with dementia mate wareware before the age of 65. ... More >>

Lack Of Govt. Action A Scandal, Says Alzheimers NZ

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 6:13 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

12 modifiable risk factors can reduce your chances of developing dementia mate wareware. Governments urged to invest in risk reduction. Alzheimers NZ says it’s a no-brainer. NZ government shows no interest. Alzheimers NZ says it’s a scandal that successive ... More >>

Alzheimers New Zealand Challenges Kiwis To Get Creative For A Cause

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 1:55 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

With 70,000 people in Aotearoa New Zealand living with dementia mate wareware, Alzheimers NZ is challenging creative Kiwis to help raise funds as part of their new community fundraising challenge, Create for Dementia. Whether it’s painting, knitting, music, ... More >>

Dementia Mate Wareware Support Services “Clinging To The Lifeboats”

Wednesday, 24 May 2023, 11:00 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

“We’re clinging to the lifeboats,” says Alzheimers Gisborne manager, Tracy Robinson. “We may have to close down entirely by July. What happens then to all the families we support?” The manager of Alzheimers South Canterbury, Rosie Chambers, ... More >>

Alzheimers New Zealand Challenges Kiwis To Get Creative For A Cause

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 7:37 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

With 70,000 people in Aotearoa New Zeaaland living with dementia mate wareware, Alzheimers NZ is challenging creative Kiwis to help raise $70,000 as part of their new community fundraising challenge, Create for Dementia. Whether it’s painting, ... More >>

Next Government Needs To Tackle Dementia Crisis

Tuesday, 18 April 2023, 2:25 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

The next government needs to move very quickly to prevent a dementia health crisis in New Zealand. That’s the message Alzheimers NZ has delivered to all political parties as they finalise their election manifestoes ahead of the October general ... More >>

Pacific And Māori Resources Now Available For Dementia Support

Monday, 20 February 2023, 12:23 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ has a new set of resources available in eight Pacific languages and te reo Māori to support people and whānau living with dementia in Aotearoa. The new fact sheet explains what dementia is, early symptoms of dementia and where to ... More >>

Alzheimers NZ: Global Research Highlights New Zealand’s Failings

Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 7:42 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Post-diagnostic care and support can make a big difference to the lives of people with dementia. But at least 30,000 Kiwis with dementia and around as many care partners are missing out on the post-diagnostic support they need. Local Alzheimers and Dementia ... More >>

Budget 2022 Was Taster. Main Course Needed Urgently.

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 10:41 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

New Zealand may be getting somewhat ahead of the international curve in its response to the rapidly increasing prevalence of dementia. A new report out this week from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) shows that only around 20 per cent of World ... More >>

Budget 2022: NZ’s Dementia Sector: “Hardly A Wellbeing Budget For Us”

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:31 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Napier man, Alister Robertson, says the lack of any proper funding in the Budget for the proposed Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan is really disappointing and concerning. “This Budget announcement is very underwhelming. It’s hardly a wellbeing Budget ... More >>

Health System Restructure ‘On Right Track’ For People With Dementia

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 4:57 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

The restructured health and disability system announced by Minister Little is very much on the right track, says Alzheimers NZ. “We are excited to see more of a focus on putting people and their families at the centre, a national service delivery entity ... More >>

The Harsh Reality Of Dementia In New Zealand

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 9:13 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Rapidly growing numbers of New Zealanders living with dementia threaten to overwhelm our health system unless government acts quickly, Alzheimers NZ has said in its Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Health. Chief Executive Catherine Hall says the impact ... More >>

Are Our Major Cities Ready For Dementia?

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 5:32 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ has welcomed a new global report that rates major cities on their readiness to respond to the rapidly growing incidence of dementia. Of the 30 cities analysed in the report, Auckland ranked 18. Top performing cities were London and ... More >>

Make Buildings More Dementia Friendly, Says Alzheimers NZ

Monday, 21 September 2020, 10:27 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ wants more focus on designing buildings, particularly commercial and government buildings, to reflect the needs of people affected by dementia. Chief executive Catherine Hall says buildings cater for physically disabled people – ... More >>

Covid-19 Impacts Kiwis With Dementia

Friday, 4 September 2020, 5:09 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Covid-19 is taking a major toll on New Zealanders with dementia, who are already some of our most vulnerable citizens. That’s the message from Alzheimers NZ as we enter World Alzheimers Month heading towards World Alzheimers Day (September 21). ... More >>





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