Five things people living with dementia want you to know

With September being World Alzheimer’s Month, Alan Keen an Aucklander who is living with dementia shares his experience and Beth McDougall, Bupa’s Dementia Care Advisor, outlines the top five things she’s been asked over the years.

School kids help remove stigma of dementia

A research project involving a partnership between a university, primary school and a rest home is helping to remove stigma associated with dementia.

PARO the baby seal swims South

The robotic baby seal that shot to fame in the Selwyn Foundation, has now expanded its colony in the South Island.

Protecting people with dementia against theft

This being Money Week, it is fitting that the Dementia Auckland's annual Symposium held later this month will focus on protecting people with dementia against scams and theft.

Moving from a task-oriented to a person-centred model of care

Dr Kathy Peri has one of the Selwyn Foundation’s famous robotic seals on her table. “I’m giving a talk to secondary school students later, and...

Making dementia an election issue

Alzheimers New Zealand is putting the spotlight on dementia in the run-up to this year's election by hosting a debate with representatives from all major political parties.

Decision on international RN quals proving contentious

The decision to make international Registered Nurse qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 3 is proving controversial with the residential aged care sector.

New dementia guidelines to help GPs detect signs of dementia

Recently published guidelines can help primary healthcare professionals identify early signs of dementia.

How to create a dementia-friendly workplace

As our population ages, the number of people with dementia is increasing, and with people staying longer in the workforce, the impact of dementia is being felt in the workplace. Alzheimers New Zealand chief executive CATHERINE HALL explains how employers can provide practical support for those who are affected.

Gate open for dementia-friendly travel

Australia has its first dementia-friendly airport thanks to a collaboration between staff, researchers and dementia advocates.
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