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News and Resources

Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM last week. If you weren't able to make it, our latest Annual Report is available here.

Thank you so much if you have volunteered to collect for the Dementia Wellington Countdown Appeal. You will have your email confirmation with the times, day and site you are collecting. If you haven't (or if you have lost the email) please contact Kirsty on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can confirm your collection time.

We understand that circumstances can change. If you are unable to collect at the times you specified, please call us urgently on 04 972-2595.

Collector Guidelines

  • Each site will be supplied with buckets, official collector's jackets, and stickers.
  • Supplies will be in a resource bag, and there will be a list of names of other collectors for that day and site with their times and contact details.

If you are the first collector at a site

  • You will find the buckets, stickers, vests, and information at the Service Desk of your collection site (unless you have been contacted by your Area Coordinator)
  • You will need to find a safe place to store the resource bag

Instructions for collecting

  • Please arrive five minutes before your start time
  • Introduce yourself to those collecting before you when you arrive
  • Locate the resource bag: It contains names of people taking over from you, and any site-specific health and safety instructions
  • Some supermarkets require collectors to sign in at the Information Desk – please check whether this is the case at your site
  • Please stay in the area where we have been given permission to collect
  • Wear your official collector's jacket and pass it onto the next collector
  • Have fun, and don't forget that every dollar raised goes towards helping local families

Thank you again for so generously offering your time to making our appeal a huge success. We couldn't do it without you!

Notice of Alzheimers Wellington AGM


Join us for our 2018 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 11 July at 1pm. 


Wednesday 11 July 2018

At 12.45pm for a 1pm start


The Dowse Museum

James Coe 2 Room

45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt


Following the formal part of the meeting will be a short presentation about our new Living Well With Dementia programme, and then afternoon tea at 2pm.


For the Agenda and Notice of Motion, please click here.


RSVP by Thursday 5 July 2018

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: (04) 972 2595

We're holding an appeal on Saturday 30 June at Countdown stores in Wellington, Kapiti, and the Hutt Valley, and we need your help!

If you're planning to see the new Ocean's 8 movie, how about supporting Dementia Wellington at the same time? HUGE thanks to the awesome Interact Club of Port Nicholson!
Find out more and purchase tickets here

(If the link doesn't work, please copy and paste the following into your browser: http://rotaryportnicholson.club/event/interact-movie-fundraiser---oceans-8) 


Become a Dementia Friend today and join a growing community of people helping to make New Zealand a more supportive, inclusive and understanding place for people living with dementia. Simply CLICK HERE to complete the programme!

The upcoming Living Well With Cognitive Impairment running 23rd & 30th May has been CANCELLED. There will be another opportunity to attend the course in Wellington on 25 July. 

The Navigating Dementia Seminar in Kapiti on Thursday 24th is at the Kapiti Community Centre at 1pm.

Find out more about our Navigating Dementia seminars, our Living Well with Cognitive Impairment course for people with dementia, and our courses for anyone supporting a person with dementia.

Our latest Connect newsletter is available now! Inside there's a great section on how to help someone caring for a person with dementia, a handy calendar of our upcoming courses and events, and an update from our Chairperson Frances Blyth about why we decided to become Dementia Wellington.

Read it here!

On Thursday 3 May, we held the inaugural Wellington Dementia Symposium. It was hosted by Dementia Wellington, Dementia New Zealand, and the New Zealand Dementia Cooperative, and very kindly sponsored by Bupa and Public Trust. 

Thank you to everyone who attended; the event was a huge success. For many people, the highlight of the day was the panel discussion from Dementia Wellington clients about their experiences with dementia and what they do to keep enjoying life. It really reinforced why community-wide dementia support is so crucial, because everyone benefits from ensuring wonderful people like our clients are actively included in the community.

It was interesting to see strong themes of collaboration and participation emerging through many of the talks, as well as the message about being prepared for the future – individually through wills and EPOAs, and collectively through recognising the challenges and opportunities of an aging population.

A collection of the speakers’ slides is available here (scroll down to see the link for each presentation).

If you’re finding your usual round of golf is getting to be a bit too much, the Royal Wellington Golf Club offers a golf afternoon with just 9 holes and volunteer golfers to provide support. Plus there’s a light lunch to start!

Cost is $20.00, and please note that previous golf experience is essential

To register or find out more contact Tone at Royal Wellington Golf Club This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.