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News and Education

 

Support Dementia Wellington by hosting a STILL ME GET TOGETHER during September.

The funds you raise as part of your Get Together will go to the local service provider in your community.These vital FREE services are a lifeline to improve the quality of life for those affected by dementia.

Your STILL ME GET TOGETHER will contribute to funding:

ADVICE | EDUCATION | SUPPORT SERVICES | HOME VISITS | CARER EDUCATION PROGRAMMES | SUPPORT GROUPS | SOCIALISATION PROGRAMMES

The significance of a dementia diagnosis reaches beyond the individual affected. Families, whanau, networks and communities have a role to play in ensuring that we provide a safe, supportive and dementia-friendly society.

Almost 70,000 Kiwi's have dementia, this number is anticipated to triple by 2050.
Dementia is now one of the leading causes of death in older adults. 4 out of 5 Kiwis are affected by dementia in someway. It affects almost everyone.

To register click here - https://www.stillmegettogether.com/…

Read our latest  Newsletter click here.

Read Jenny's moving story on supporting her partner Barbara to move into residential care.

 

Join our team to show your support for families living with Dementia.  It's likely you know someone affected by dementia, either in your family or in your community.  

The Neon Night Walk takes place at dusk. You don't need experience, choose to either walk or run an 8km or 16km course.  There will be music and lights to get you motivated to take on the 700 steps to the lookout, past waterfalls, nikau groves and glow worms. 

Enter as an individual or get a team together to raise money to help local families affected by dementia.

1. Click here to sign up 

2. Remember to pick Dementia Wellington as your charity

3. Get fundraising!

4. Spread the word and encourage others to sign up too

This event is open to everyone from serious runners to people just there for the face-paint - it's your chance to do good, get fit, challenge yourself, and make a difference for local families affected by dementia!

 

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Dementia Wellington Symposium!

With a focus on how to live well with dementia and the latest research into brain health, the symposium on Thursday 2 May was a fantastic day. It was great to see so many people there, and particularly the many Dementia Wellington clients who attended. All the speakers gave excellent, interesting presentations and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to learn, to meet new people and to reacquaint with colleagues and friends working in the sector. Click below to see some of the presentations on the day.

Learn about dementia on your lunch break! Click here to find our when the next Navigating Dementia seminar will be.

Come along to the Navigating Dementia seminar. This ninety-minute seminar is open to anyone keen to find out more about what is dementia, what to do if you’re concerned about changes in memory or thinking, ideas for living well with dementia, and the support and resources available.

We look forward to meeting you.

Photo of Arthur Te Anini in his gardenIt's never too early to start thinking about Advance Care Planning. We plan for finances, and think about insuring property and contents, so why not do the same for your future health care?

Advance care planning helps you, the important people in your life and your health care team plan for your end-of-life care.

It helps you understand what the future might hold, and to say what health care you would or would not want. This makes it much easier for everyone to understand your wishes – especially if you can no longer speak for yourself.

To find out more and to begin your Advance Care Plan, go to www.myacp.org.nz

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If you would like to become part of our volunteer team please contact Rachael on 04 5951260.

THANK YOU to the special organisations that allow us to help people living with dementia to stay active and engaged in our community. 

Without the generous funding we receive from trusts, grants, and businesses, many of our Living Well activities and education would not be available.  Click here to read more about our funders.

Find out what's coming up in the next few months by clicking here.