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News and Education

Read our latest  Newsletter click here.

Read about our Living Well Rongotai support group and how you can support this initiative.


 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. 


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.




Dementia Wellington is holding our annual appeal in the Hutt Valley on Saturday 23rd November.

Can you donate an hour or two to collect at one of our sites?

We will be collecting at several sites in the Lower and Upper Hutt region.

To book the site you would prefer, simply go to the booking link  Please use the code p5jst

Two people can collect in each time slot, so get your family and friends to sign up too.

If you prefer not to book online, just give Rachael a call on 04 972 2595 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.

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!