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. …

Urgent govt action needed for Aotearoa’s New Zealand dementia plan

October 19, 2021 New Zealand can expect a major spike in dementia cases particularly among Māori, Pasifika and Asian communities, according to a new study. Existing dementia support services are already struggling to cope with the increasing demand and are genuinely concerned about the sizeable dementia challenge facing New Zealand, Dementia NZ chief executive Scott …

Updated Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan released

  Dementia New Zealand (in association with the Mate Wareware Advisory Rōpū, Alzheimers NZ and the NZ Dementia Foundation) is very pleased to release the updated Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan for Aotearoa New Zealand.  In May 2020 the government was presented with the initial version of this plan and since then it has been …