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!

2021 “Private Collection” Calendar

Suzy McPhaill’s 2020
Dementia Waikato Art Group “The Private Collection” was completed while in lockdown.
Our 2021 Calendar features artwork from the
exhibition and are available at Dementia Waikato
8 Keddell St, Frankton, Hamilton.
$20 (+ postage if required)

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