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News and Resources

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.

Did you come along to the first Cog Cafe yesterday? We had 19 people attend; what a fantastic turnout for our first session!

These monthly meet-ups are for anyone with dementia or a cognitive impairment, and their partners and supporters. Simply come along, grab a coffee and have a chat with some new friends.

If this sounds like something you're interested in, join us next time - Cog Cafes are held on the last Monday of the month at Espresso Cafe in Mitre 10 Mega Petone. Plus we're setting up Cog Cafes in other areas across Wellington, so watch this space!

Can you groove for a good cause and boogie for brain health? Then join us as we DANCE FOR DEMENTIA!

Being social and staying active are important for keeping your brain healthy, so we’re encouraging everyone to dance and donate!

Get your friends together and pick a day in April for your dance group to raise money for Dementia Wellington

And because we’re a local charity, all the money you raise goes directly towards helping local people with dementia

To find out more, contact Kirsty on (04) 595 1260 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.