Discount Available for Wills

Did you know that more than 50% of New Zealanders do not have a will? By making a will you take control of your legacy and protect those you care about. Public Trust have offered Dementia NZ, their members and family the opportunity to take up a special discount of 15% off the price of an online will.


Use the code DEMENTIAWILL15 for an individual will or the code DEMENTIAWILLM15 for a mirror will (virtually identical wills where one person in a couple leaves their estate to the other in the event of their passing away). Offer valid for 6 months

Tips & Activity Sheets

We have had a lot of positive feedback on the Tips and Activities Sheets we prepared during Covid Lockdown.

These provide useful information for those living with dementia symptoms. Topics include:

  • Tips for Activities for people experiencing dementia symptoms
  • Tips for Communicating with a person with dementia
  • Tips for those experiencing confusion
  • Tips for Home Safety
  • Tips for Memory Prompts
  • Tips for when a person ‘Shadows’ the partner
  • Tips for Sleep Issues
  • Tips for when a person asks repetitive questions

Dementia Waikato is supporting World Alzheimers Month (September)

No one should feel isolated or have to face dementia alone. Help us tackle dementia $3 at a time by supporting our national support desk. 

#dementianz       #LetsTalkAboutDementia     #dementiaawareness    #ItsTime

Dementia NZ is committed to supporting the affiliates to create beneficial change in the lives of those affected by dementia, and to lead the conversation around dementia in a more positive and constructive way throughout New Zealand.

Response to Level 2 Covid-19 Restrictions

Dementia Waikato is cancelling on site groups until further notice.

This is a precautionary measure to protect our vulnerable community.

Until we know how far Covid has spread and due to the high number of Hamilton people who commute to Auckland for work/pleasure/family/whanau we feel this is the safest option. By the 23rd, we will have a much better picture of the community spread and we look forward to welcoming you all back as soon as we feel it is safe.

Keep safe, keep warm.



Manager Dementia Waikato.

Managers Update

Kia ora, we are pleased to advise Dementia Waikato Team welcomed our activity groups back to 8 Keddell St this month and at last we see normality returning. So lovely to see everyone’s smiling faces.

This year we are really warm with the installation of a heat pump in the Community Room. This was funded by Harcourts and our thanks go to them.

The DW Team are back making Home Visits for new clients and the Care Partner Support Groups have recommenced

Thank you everyone for continuing to stay home if you are unwell. While the risk is low, it still exists and this will keep us safe through Covid-19.

Sadly, while our Annual Appeal has been cancelled, our thanks to MediaWorks for providing us with a week of radio advertising featuring our services and our need for donations to keep our services running. We are so grateful for all the support we have received through these difficult times.

Thanks to MediaWorks we have a virtual radio appeal running this week, listen out for our message.

Donations are gratefully welcomed.             

Click here to donate

Ngā mihi, Christine

February Fundraiser: Music & Memories

A gorgeously hot afternoon on Sunday February 19 2017 welcomed over 200 guests to the sellout inaugural Music and Memories fundraiser graciously hosted by Judi, Lady Gallagher at her and Sir William’s stunning Hamilton Lake home, Chateau Fleur de Lys. Altrusa International of Hamilton organised the event that featured the best in performance, art, food and wine – and glittering company. All proceeds have been given to Dementia Waikato and the Music Moves Me Trust, bolstering the two organisations services that support people experiencing the symptoms of dementia. 

Dementia Waikato gives humble thanks to Altrusa who did a massive amount of hard work to bring this event together, including their world-class catering. And a giant thanks to our most caring and down-to-earth hosts, Lady Judy and Sir William. Lady Gallagher gave many hours of practical help in bringing the event to fruition, and is hoping to make this an annual event on the Chateau Fleur de Lys calendar. Opportunity for any 2018 tickets will be limited; please contact us right away if you would like to register your interest in a 2018 invitation.

Music and Memories


Elegant Entertainment, Champagne on arrival, finger food and the best of company.