Through awareness, education and support, it’s our mission to help improve the quality of life for those affected by dementia – not only individuals, but also their caregivers, whanau and support networks.
By providing advocacy and access to information that promotes wellness, increases independence and provides reassurance, we want to inspire and nurture a dementia-friendly society, where anyone affected feels supported and prepared for the journey ahead.
Dementia New Zealand is led by its Chief Executive who brings many years of experience in Aotearoa New Zealand’s health and disability system. We operate a shared service, ‘best of breed’ model that provides increased efficiencies and brings together experts in their respective fields to support specific functions of the organisation on an ongoing or as needed basis. In all cases, we’re united by our commitment to creating beneficial change in the lives of those affected by dementia and do our best to help them live their best possible lives.
Prior to joining the Admin Army team, I have held roles as a Bookkeeper and a Key Accounts Manager specialising in excise tax.
I hold a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Accounting and Management, a Diploma in Applied Business and a Certificate in Bookkeeping. I am a Xero Certified Advisor.
My speciality lies in people and communication – working alongside our clients to establish win-win solutions.
I love bookkeeping as it’s the root level of accounting and by getting everything right the first time, the benefit flows right through the business.
In my spare time, I’m at the beach with my dogs or with a fishing line in the water
Faustin has a rare mix of business, technical and research knowledge, from enterprise business systems to healthcare and nuclear physics research. Focusing on cybersecurity, digital transformation and innovation, Faustin founded Medical IT Advisors and is the Lead Advisor.
Originally from Romania, Faustin has a multi-disciplinary background in IT, nuclear physics and health, with published research in peer-reviewed journals. His international experience has included senior roles across the New Zealand and Australian health sectors, and before that building an innovative cancer center in Vienna, Austria, and prototyping medical data federation across Europe as a Marie Curie fellow at CERN, Switzerland (“where the web was born”).
Antipodean Creative is a boutique, multi disciplinary design studio based in Wellington that offers a full design service to our clients. From graphic design, marketing, web design and photography right through to media relations and promotional products, our experienced in house design team are committed to delivering tailored design and marketing solutions that meet the needs and budgets of our clients.
Dementia is an umbrella term to describe a wide range of progressive neurological conditions. Although most people experiencing dementia are older, sometimes younger people are affected too.
It is important to understand that loss of memory doesn’t necessarily mean loss of identity. Long term memories of early life, achievements, interests and relationships are in most cases reserved until late in the disease process.
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Dementia New Zealand benefits from the strong governance of a highly regarded group of individuals who each bring a wealth of
experience. Their considerable combined knowledge allows us to leverage valuable business acumen, while their shared empathy and
passion towards supporting our community ensures we continue to deliver excellence through our services. Each Trustee provides their time on a voluntary basis.
The generous support of our business partners allows us to provide valuable support, education and awareness to
communities throughout New Zealand. Find out more about partnering with us
It is through the generous support that we receive from our business partners, event sponsors and attendees that we are able to continue to provide valuable support, education and awareness programmes to communities throughout New Zealand
Our aim is to develop truly rewarding partnerships that benefit both organisations. If you’re interested in finding out more about partnering with Dementia New Zealand, please get in touch.