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News and Education

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.

Our latest newsletter is now available - click here to read it

Meet the truly inspiring Rob King, and see how he keeps doing all the creative things he loves to do even after being diagnosed with dementia. There's also a feedback survey that you can print out or complete by clicking here.

We hope you enjoy this edition!

This month, Dementia Wellington is holding an appeal only in the Hutt Valley, and we need your help to make it a success! Can you donate an hour or two of your time to collect for us? (Click the title to read more...)

Thank you Kapiti! We raised $4983 at the Kapiti Street Appeal last month.

Every dollar raised will go towards funding front line support for our clients, like the Living Well with Dementia course we have just held in Paraparaumu, for people who have recently been diagnosed with dementia.

Courses and events designed specifically for people affected by dementia are so crucial, because, as one client said, “I found it easier to talk about my feelings and concerns with others in the same situation rather than my family, I don’t like to upset them.”

Once again, thank you who collected or donated; we couldn't have done it without you!

Would you like to find out more about the fantastic Cognitive Stimulation Therapy course we ran recently for people with dementia? As one participant said: “We know that this is helping us, and to be able to put that on paper, to let people know about it, well, hopefully that will help others too.”

Click here to read all about CST (and the other activities we have coming up) in our latest newsletter.

As part of our Living Well With Dementia programme, we're delighted to offer a FREE six session yoga course starting in September for people with dementia and anyone supporting a person with dementia.

You probably know someone affected by dementia, either in your family or in your community. Will you fundraise for them in the Neon Night Run/Walk?

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.

Notice of Alzheimers Wellington AGM

 

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

When:

Wednesday 11 July 2018

At 12.45pm for a 1pm start

Where:

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!