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The Restaurant that Makes Mistakes

Dementia New Zealand is a proud partner of The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes.

Award-winning chef and restaurateur Ben Bayly, accompanied with eight volunteers all living with various forms of dementia are challenging the stigma around dementia. With the right support, people living with dementia can confidently live full and meaningful lives.

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Life doesn't end when your journey with dementia begins.

Getting a diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean you need to give up doing the things you love doing. It’s good to keep engaged in the world, socialising and being physically active for as long as you can. No one asks for this declining neurological disease, but with an early diagnosis,  the right supports and a determination to live the best life you can, people living with dementia can do well for many years.

For over 20 years our Dementia New Zealand network has been providing support services to New Zealanders whose lives have been affected by dementia. Dementia Auckland, Dementia Waikato, Dementia Lakes, Dementia Hawkes Bay, Dementia Wellington, and Dementia Canterbury provide information, education resources and support services to people living with dementia, their caregivers and whānau.


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Stigma against Dementia

Stigma is one of the biggest barriers for people living with dementia to live fully with dignity and respect. Help us fight stigma by learning more about

Let’s talk Dementia

What is dementia? Dementia is a complex condition that can be both heartbreaking and bewildering. Dementia is not one specific disease, but an umbrella

Diagnosing Dementia

Getting Diagnosed Getting diagnosed with dementia is a vital step in ensuring a better quality of life for both the individual and their

Types of Dementia

Dementia occurs as the result of physical changes in the structure of the brain. We do not yet know what causes some types of dementia and with conditions

Connect to local community support services and resources

Ask for help Living with dementia isn’t always easy. Whether you’ve been diagnosed yourself, or you would like to support someone you know, we are

Ways you can support Dementia New Zealand

Ways to get involved We rely on the generous support of our community who contribute through fundraising, donations and volunteering. Here’s more on how you

Suz and David’s Story

The restaurant highlighting what is possible One of the many positive outcomes of the TV series The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes was that it helped to


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