New research released on Post-Diagnostic Community Services for people living with Dementia concludes a need for significant changes

A review was commissioned by Dementia New Zealand for The NZ Dementia Foundation to investigate ‘best practice’ for post-diagnostic community services for people living with dementia. The focus was to research all documentation and reviews in other countries to draw conclusions about what services and support model is needed in New Zealand.     Click …

A New Champion for Dementia | Cathy Cooney new CEO for Dementia New Zealand

A Health Professional with extensive executive leadership experience, and a track record of working for her community has been named the new CEO for Dementia New Zealand. Cathy Cooney received an MNZM in 2021 for her commitment and dedication to health and the community, most recently the Chair of InterRAI New Zealand Governance Board and …

Magnolia Still Me in partnership with Magnolia Grove

The Magnolia is an inspiration to us due to their ability to survive and adapt to their ever-changing environment, epitomising stability, grace and dignity. The Magnolia symbolises ‘something long lasting and held dear within the heart.’ We are excited to have partnered with Magnolia Grove in Taranaki to bring you their 2022 season of Magnolia …

NZ’s dementia sector: “Hardly a wellbeing Budget for us”

  Napier man, Alister Robertson, says the lack of any proper funding in the Budget for the proposed Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan is really disappointing and concerning.   “This Budget announcement is very underwhelming. It’s hardly a wellbeing Budget for New Zealand’s massive dementia community,” said Robertson (67) who was diagnosed with early onset …

Scientists reveal how Alzheimer’s progresses in the brain

New research zooms in on the protein buildups in the brain that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease Research implicates aggregates of two proteins, known as tau and beta-amyloid, in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study has tracked the replication and spread of tau in the living human brain for the first time. …