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Calls at Alzheimers NZ conference for dementia to be addressed in Budget 2019

Speaking today at Alzheimers New Zealand’s annual conference, chair Dr Ngaire Dixon says the Government needs to address dementia in next year’s Budget.

Strong cultural identity may slow down dementia

Early findings from a large research project into developing a kaupapa Māori theory of dementia and culturally relevant screening tools are signalling the importance of culture to health and wellbeing. By Sara Carberry

Alzheimers NZ conference to tackle tough subjects

The Alzheimers NZ Conference will feature leading global and local speakers over the three-day event in Auckland this month.

Study to look at how dementia care cottages can work in NZ

A Kiwi healthcare provider is set to research the feasibility of dementia care cottages in New Zealand.

Tomorrow is World Alzheimer’s Day

Show your support by wearing purple tomorrow to mark World Alzheimer's Day and help bring awareness to those living with dementia.

55 years of tireless support

After fifty-five years and supporting over 250 people in achieving their national qualifications later, Whanganui nurse Ailsa Stewart is retiring.

Most feared, least understood: New Zealanders’ attitudes towards dementia

A survey of 1,000 New Zealanders shows dementia is one of the most feared diseases yet also one of the least understood.

Government action on dementia is “really disappointing”

September is international World Alzheimers Month but Alzheimers New Zealand says Government progress on developing a national dementia framework is too slow. This clip features Helen Doyle from Whanganui, who shares her compelling account of what it is like being diagnosed and living with dementia.

Dementia and the (silent) disco

An aged care provider puts on a silent disco for residents with dementia in recognition of Dementia Awareness Month.

Living with Alzheimer’s – and a love of music

Amrita was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's but her passion for music has helped her and her family.
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