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

All about Whitianga logo

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.

 

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.