‘Learning to Let Go Without Giving Up’ Education and Support Series

We have just finished our first ‘Learning How to Let Go Without Giving Up’ education and support series!
This series is to learn how to adjust to changes when a family member goes to live in a residential care facility.
Open to Dementia Waikato carepartners.
If you are interested, please contact your Dementia Advisor for more details or ring 07 929 4042
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March 2021 Quilt Raffle Results

Quilt Raffle Winner is……. Margaret Wright!
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in support of Dementia Waikato.
Once again a big thank you to Ngaire Basham for her lovely donation.
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Dementia Waikato – Covid-19 Level 2

Dementia Waikato Groups at 8 Keddell St are cancelled this week due to Covid-19 level 2.

We really hope to reopen again next week. Any questions, please phone the office 07  929 4042 or admin@dementiawaikato.org.nz

All About Whitianga

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Get connected on the All About Whitianga website. For visitor information, accommodation, things to do, activities, local products and services, shopping, business and community group information, family fun and much more visit the All About Whitianga website!

The All About Whitianga team is proud to support and sponsor not for profit community groups such as Dementia Waikato.


Attitude TV Programme

YouTube Attitude TV Programmes

These topics are relevant for our clients, care partners, family & whanau.

Follow these links for previously recorded programmes

Living with Huntington’s Disease. (4 years ago) Living with Huntingdon’s Disease.

Living with Dementia: Neil (2 years ago)  (DW Client) Living with Dementia: Neil

Dementia: A Love Letter (2 years ago). DW clients/families Dementia: A Love Letter

Aging and Dementia (Carers issues) (4 years ago) Aging and Dementia (Carers Issues)

Dementia: Te Ao Maori (2 years ago) Dementia: Te Ao Maori

While I’m Still Sue. Early onset dementia. (4 years ago) While I’m Still Sue. Early onset dementia.

Kate: Alzheimer’s. First person with Alzheimer’s to be on the Board of Alzheimer’s NZ. (2007) Kate: Alzheimer’s. First person with Alzheimer’s to be on the Board of Alzheimer’s NZ.

Remember December

Dementia Waikato is supporting Remember December in 2020.

This year really has been unprecedented and a year for counting our blessings that we are safe and sound here in NZ.

We want to ‘shine a light on dementia’ in December by remembering and acknowledging those facing the challenge of living with dementia symptoms either directly or as the Care Partner or Family/Whanau of someone experiencing dementia symptoms. Keep Christmas simple and feature what is really important about Christmas – spending time with Family/Whanau/Friends.

We will posting tips to shine a light, open conversations about dementia and help build awareness of the signs and symptoms as an early diagnosis is the best way to continue to live a happy and active life.


Christmas Tree Festival


Christine and Kim down at the Taumarunui Christmas Tree Festival. Free Entry 30/11/20-6/12/20. Please go down and show your support. Thank you to our lovely Art Group members who helped make our beautiful baubles.

Let’s End Loneliness

Anyone can feel lonely-
Feeling lonely is a normal human experience, but if loneliness goes on for a long time it can affect health and wellbeing. So, it’s important to do something about it.
Loneliness is solvable-
Visit the Let’s End Loneliness website https://letsendloneliness.co.nz/ to learn ways to tackle loneliness and about the many organisations that offer help and support.