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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 >>

‘Direction Of Travel’ Is Pleasing

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 6:46 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ welcomed the Health and Disability System review, saying the overall ‘direction of travel’ in terms of revamping and enhancing services for older people is pleasing. “We are excited to see more of a focus on community and home ... More >>

People with dementia obviously don’t count

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 2:48 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Despite knowing all the consequences, this government is totally ignoring the needs of New Zealand’s rapidly-growing dementia community, Alzheimers NZ says. More >>

New global dementia report highlights NZ's failings

Monday, 3 December 2018, 1:36 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

A new report about the scale of the global dementia challenge means New Zealand needs to step up its response to this public health issue, says Alzheimers NZ. More >>

Change the game for Kiwis living with dementia

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 9:28 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Change the game for Kiwis living with dementia One of New Zealand’s greatest health and social challenges is reaching a tipping point, but the Government hasn’t yet run out of time to ensure dementia is a health priority, Alzheimers NZ says. More >>





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