Family and Whānau seminars for 2021

The schedule for our 2021 Family and Whānau information seminars is now available.

These seminars are open to the public and cover:

  • What is dementia; the different types and how is it diagnosed.
  • What are the various dementia symptoms.
  • Personal, family and community responses to a diagnosis.
  • Ways to support a person to live well with dementia.
  • Support offered by Dementia Waikato.
  • Other supports for the changed abilities in a person with symptoms.
  • Self-care and staying strong as a carepartner.

More information and our full schedule is available here.

The first seminar is on January 25th.

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

🌺 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.

Christmas Raffle

Our Christmas raffle only $ 2.00 per ticket!
Tickets can be purchased at the front desk at our office, 8 Keddell Street, Frankton.
The soft toys were kindly donated especially for our raffle.
1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.
Thank you for your continued support!
Raffle with be drawn on the 21st December 2020.

Looking for a Residential Care Facility


There is no ‘best’ residential care facility but there is finding the residential facility that works ‘best’ for you and your needs.

Check out the wonderful checklist from Eldernet NZ to assist you on the road to picking the right residential facility for you or a loved one.
https://eldernet-resources.s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/resources/categories/pdfs/kArTgUOUVjSmxN1U4FmQO9HaQhcPSQMMP0AvbgML/2019%20EN%20Checklist%20Residential%20Care.pdf

Dementia Friends and Family week at Noel Leeming

Take in the flyer (photos) or show this post on your phone and you will get some great deals, just in time for Christmas.
Noel Leeming is getting behind DementiaNZ by offering a ‘Friends and Family of dementia sale’ across all their stores. You get some great exclusive deals and Noel Leeming will donate a percentage to DementiaNZ.
Feel free to share this with all your friends and family too!
Remember, this offer is only available in-store so find your local on this page so you know exactly where you’re heading.
Happy shopping!