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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 >>

Walk to remember, walk for dementia this September

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 3:44 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

This September thousands of Kiwis will be going the extra mile for the 60,000 people living with dementia in NZ. More >>

All elderly need greater support

Friday, 14 September 2018, 5:23 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

All elderly need greater support, not just those in rest-homes Alzheimers New Zealand says any rest-home sector shake-up must focus on how to provide greater and better support to all New Zealand’s elderly, many of whom are living with dementia. More >>

Walk to remember, walk for dementia this September

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 10:17 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

This September thousands of Kiwis will be going the extra mile for the 60,000 people living with dementia in NZ. More >>

People living with dementia need to be treated with dignity

Monday, 20 August 2018, 8:55 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ has welcomed the Human Rights Commission report into the provision of aged residential care without consent, saying it highlights many of the very concerning issues impacting New Zealanders living with dementia. More >>

7th World Alzheimers Month

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 3:48 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand marks the 7th World Alzheimers Month with a range of events and activities throughout the country. World Alzheimers Day is on September 21. More >>

Kiwis share their dementia experience in documentary

Monday, 13 August 2018, 12:37 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Before Helen Doyle’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, she knew something was wrong. She just didn’t know what. More >>

Hopes high that health sector review will address dementia

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 1:13 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Hopes high that health sector review will address one of NZ’s greatest healthcare challenges More >>

Significant healthcare challenge ignored in Budget

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:50 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ is disappointed the Budget does not include enhanced specialist dementia services for the many thousands of Kiwis who have dementia. “Dementia is already one of this country’s greatest healthcare challenges and its impact is only going ... More >>

Urgent support needed for people living with dementia

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 7:14 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Government must implement the New Zealand Framework for Dementia Care urgently and in full, says the organisation that supports people living with dementia. Releasing the organisation’s official briefing to the incoming minister, Alzheimers NZ chief ... More >>

Survey says Kiwis want more to be done for dementia

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:50 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

A clear majority of Kiwis think it is important that government takes action to address the looming dementia crisis New Zealand faces. More >>

Sir Richard Faull appointed as Patron of Alzheimers NZ

Monday, 11 September 2017, 1:30 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ is pleased to announce a new Patron - distinguished Professor and brain researcher, Sir Richard Faull. More >>

Sir Richard Faull appointed as Patron of Alzheimers NZ

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 2:52 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ is pleased to announce a new Patron - distinguished Professor and brain researcher, Sir Richard Faull. More >>

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:33 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness of and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year. Find more about ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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