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Former All Black Carl Hayman Sees Light In The Darkness Of Dementia

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 6:03 am | Dementia Auckland

Former All Black Carl Hayman has spoken publicly for the first time since revealing last year he is living with early onset dementia. Hayman was speaking on TVNZ’s Seven Sharp as part of a dementia awareness event, ‘A Light in the Darkness’ ... More >>

A Light In The Darkness For People Living With Dementia

Monday, 21 June 2021, 9:23 am | Dementia Auckland

On the longest night of the year, Monday 21st June, Dementia Auckland is asking people to support those on their dementia journey, and their caregivers, that there can be light amid the darkness of dementia by leaving a light on in their homes. ... More >>

Stepping Up For People With Dementia

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 10:04 am | Dementia Auckland

Dementia Auckland has made the difficult decision to cancel its Steps for Dementia 5km fundraiser walk on Sunday 14th March due to the latest Level 3 lockdown. This means the organisation has now been unable to hold any of its annual fundraising ... More >>

Dementia Services Set To Fail Without Urgent Government Funding

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 9:55 am | Dementia Auckland

New Zealand’s already under-resourced dementia support organisations are in serious trouble of going under unless government can step in and make a significant commitment to adequately support people living with dementia. Lisa Burns, GM – Fundraising ... More >>

Dementia Auckland Rolls Out Social Distancing Strategy To Protect Vulnerable Older Community

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 10:47 am | Dementia Auckland

Following the cancellation of Dementia Auckland’s Still Me - Walk for Dementia event on Sunday, the organisation has today announced further precautionary measures to help protect the vulnerable older community from the spread of COVID-19 (novel ... More >>

Still Me Walk For Dementia Event Cancelled

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 1:50 pm | Dementia Auckland

Still Me Walk for Dementia event cancelled after COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization Dementia Auckland’s “Still Me - Walk for Dementia” event at Mission Bay tomorrow (Sunday 15th March) has been cancelled as a precautionary ... More >>

Christmas wrapping for dementia

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:02 am | Dementia Auckland

This Christmas all proceeds from gift wrapping at Sylvia Park and Lynn Mall will be going to Dementia Auckland, however they desperately need some extra pair of hands to do the wrapping! Dementia Auckland are calling for volunteers at both malls, but ... More >>

‘Get togethers’ planned to support people with dementia

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:06 am | Dementia Auckland

Throughout September hundreds of people will be getting together across Auckland with friends, colleagues and family members to support Dementia Auckland’s annual fundraiser. South Auckland woman Amrita, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's ... More >>

A heart for dementia patients, and their carers

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:23 am | Dementia Auckland

Lynfield resident Naomi Johnson knows what it is like to care for someone with dementia and to feel all alone in the heartache and frustration, which is why she is volunteering for this year’s Dementia Auckland’s Annual Countdown Appeal from 28 June to 1st ... More >>

Ladies Luncheon to support inclusion

Monday, 26 March 2018, 1:39 pm | Dementia Auckland

Lifting the stigma around dementia will be one of the main focuses of Dementia Auckland’s inaugural Luxury Ladies Luncheon on April 12th 2018 in Mission Bay. More >>

Walking for Granny - Auckland Walk For Dementia, Sunday 25/3

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 9:37 am | Dementia Auckland

After the heartbreak of watching her mum fading away due to early-onset Alzheimer’s, Auckland woman Victoria has rounded up her daughters, plus her sisters, and nephews (aged 1 to 6 years) to take part in this year’s Walk for Dementia on Sunday 25th ... More >>

Dementia Auckland launches online Auction

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:07 am | Dementia Auckland

Dementia Auckland are thrilled to announce their first ever TradeMe online charity auction – an exciting new fundraising initiative with amazing products and experiences for avid rugby fans, collectors, families and foodies alike. More >>

People with dementia need special care at Christmas

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 9:35 am | Dementia Auckland

With Christmas just around the corner, most people are spending December preparing themselves for the holiday rush. But according to Dementia Auckland CEO Rod Perkins, people with dementia have special needs at this busy time of year. More >>

Protecting the finances of people with dementia

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:15 am | Dementia Auckland

Protecting the finances of people with dementia Protecting people with dementia against scams and theft will be one of many engaging topics at Dementia Auckland’s 5th Annual Symposium on Sunday 27th August. Guest speaker Sally Widdowson, a key ... More >>

Great result for annual appeal

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 12:07 pm | Dementia Auckland

A record of more than 300 people fundraised outside Countdown supermarkets across Auckland for the Dementia Auckland Annual Appeal this weekend, raising more than $24,000, up from last year’s $18,500. More >>

Young lads support people with dementia

Friday, 23 June 2017, 11:49 am | Dementia Auckland

When 17-year-old Blake Nicholson was just six-years-old he lost his grandmother to dementia, something he did not fully understand at the time, but the sadness that surrounded his family is a memory he still carries with him today. More >>

Memory Shop on the move

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 3:23 pm | Dementia Auckland

The Memory Shop, run by Dementia Auckland in support of people with dementia, is on the move from its original spot in Takapuna to a new, more spacious store in Birkenhead. More >>