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News and Education

Dementia Wellington Annual Symposium scheduled for 7 May in Wellington is cancelled.  

We feel there will be limited appetite to attend the symposium when we are in the middle of a pandemic or in recovery mode, either way, out of respect for you, our potential audience,  and what you are coping with, not to mention the people with dementia and carers whom we do not want to put at unnecessary risk,  we think  it is best to make a decisive call now and cancel.

We sincerely hope that you will all be able to join us next year, you can save the date now Thursday 6th 2021

We would also like to acknowledge Westpac who were poised to sponsor the event this year.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021.

 

Read our latest  Newsletter click here.

Read about Jack and Caroline's journey with Dementia.

 

Please be assured that Dementia Wellington is continuing to provide support and advice to all our clients at this time.

However, we are suspending our groups and our education programme for now.  We are putting these groups on hold because our clients are vulnerable to Covid 19 and we want do to everything we can to minimise the risk of anyone becoming unwell and spreading the virus.

The following groups are on hold until further notice:

Supporter Groups
Cog Cafes
Living Well Groups
Education seminars /courses

We have taken steps to increase our availability via telephone and are working to develop additional guides and resources that will be available online soon.

We emphasise Dementia Wellington remains available for dementia related advice and support, a Dementia Advisor is available to speak to you between 9am and 5pm phone 04 972 2595.


Click here  to find our when the next Navigating Dementia seminars are being held.

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.

Please be assured that Dementia Wellington is continuing to provide support and advice to all our clients at this time.

However, we are suspending our groups and our education programme for now.  We are putting these groups on hold because our clients are vulnerable to Covid 19 and we want do to everything we can to minimise the risk of anyone becoming unwell and spreading the virus.

The following groups are on hold until further notice:

Supporter Groups
Cog Cafes
Living Well Groups
Education seminars /courses

We have taken steps to increase our availability via telephone and are working to develop additional guides and resources that will be available online soon.

We emphasise Dementia Wellington remains available for dementia related advice and support, a Dementia Advisor is available to speak to you between 9am and 5pm phone 04 972 2595.

 

We often get a lot of people contacting us in the new year, as, after spending time together over the holidays, people have picked up on signs and symptoms that a family member or friend may have dementia. Memory loss might be the most common symptom of dementia – but it’s not the only one.

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!