Did you know that 2 in 3 people in New Zealand will be affected by dementia at some point in their life? At Dementia New Zealand we know that for someone living with dementia it can be a lonely and frustrating time, not just for the person for dementia but for their carers and family as well. Get Together For Dementia is all about getting communities together across New Zealand to raise awareness about dementia and generate donations to help Dementia New Zealand support people living with dementia in our community - and their families - with free specialised services.

How it works:

  1. REGISTER - Sign up and we'll send you resources to help you make the most of your event - register now by selecting a Dementia New Zealand affiliate office to fundraise for below.
  2. PLAN - Whether it is a shared lunch or morning tea, mufti-day, trivia night or simply a cuppa, get planning and start inviting!
  3. FUNDRAISE - Set a fundraising goal for your event - whether your fundraising goal is $50 or $5,000, every bit helps! You can fundraise online or collect cash donations at your event, or both!
  4. HAVE FUN - Know that you are helping provide specialised services FREE of charge to people with dementia right across New Zealand.



Past Events


Dementia New Zealand Affiliates are holding Walk for Dementia events in their local areas. Details of these are below. Come along to support a good cause (further details about Affiliate’s events are on their websites – which are all linked on our front page).

Dementia Auckland : 9:30am start at Selwyn Reserve, Mission Bay (by the fountain) for a 5km walk to St Heliers and back.

Dementia Waikato : 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Join supporters and friends for this fun walk around Hamilton Lake starting at the Yacht Club in Innes Common.

Dementia Lakes : 10:15 am to 12:00pm, starting at the Tea House, Government Gardens

Dementia Canterbury : 1:30pm start for the Avebury House / Red Zone Walk.

Dementia New Zealand and its Affiliates are grateful to Bupa New Zealand for their sponsorship of this event

Supporting people living with dementia

As New Zealand’s largest provider of dementia care, the wellbeing of our residents is our reason for being, which is why we put the person first in everything we do. We believe it is important to embrace the individuality in every resident. By doing this we work with the person and their family to ensure residents get the right care and support for them.

We are also passionate about creating a dementia-friendly New Zealand, and are encouraging New Zealander’s to make a Dementia Commitment through our free, online, 15 minute course.

It explains what dementia is, how it affects people and how you may be able to reduce your risk of developing dementia. It is available to anyone in New Zealand.

At the end you are asked to make a Dementia Commitment – a small change you’ll make to help build a dementia-friendly NZ.

Find out more and make your Dementia Commitment now

About Bupa

At Bupa, everything we do is driven by our purpose to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. We are one of New Zealand’s leading private residential aged care providers with more than 60 care homes and 34 retirement villages across the country. We also provide residential rehabilitation services across seven sites to help people living with an injury relearn daily skills to enable them to live as independently as they can.

Wellington Symposium


Bupa - Sacha Mountfort and Noku Sibanda.pdf

CCDHB - Kate Scott.pdf

Dementia Wellington - Anne Schumacher.pdf

Hospice New Zealand - Rod McLeod.pdf

Hutt Valley DHB - Kate Calvert.pdf

Office for Seniors - Diane Turner.pdf

Westpac - Lorraine Hunter and Sally Widdowson.pdf