Alzheimers NZ Conference

Living with dementia: Taking action for a better future
Te noho rangatira me te mate wareware: Te kōkiri kaupapa mō ngā rā e tū mai nei

18th-19th November 2021
Online everywhere

Come along and find out about the inspiring actions that individuals and organisations are taking to improve the lives of people in Aotearoa New Zealand who are living with dementia.

Presentations will demonstrate how we can reflect and learn from changing and challenging times to support the human rights and wellbeing of people living with dementia.

Conference themes:

  • Dementia rights are human rights
  • Becoming dementia friendly
  • Initiatives that make a difference
  • Supporting our diversity
  • Preserving well-being in times of community crisis.

The safety and wellbeing of everyone is our top priority. This Conference will be run as an online event to work at all Covid-19 alert levels.

The Delta variant of Covid-19 has changed the way we live at each alert level. We want to make sure we can both deliver you a dynamic, engaging event, and keep everyone safe and well.



Register for the Conference and join us for this unmissable event



Check out our dynamic and engaging programme (PDF).

Confirmed speakers

Confirmed speakers

Meet the speakers who will be joining us at the Conference.

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Ryman Healthcare

Platinum Sponsor

Founded in Canterbury in 1984, Ryman has been pioneering retirement living in New Zealand for more than 35 years.

2018 Conference
Tackling dementia: It's everybody’s business, Mā wai e āwhina te mate wareware - mā tātou katoa

The last Alzheimers NZ Conference took place in October 2018 in Auckland. We were joined by 300 delegates, 30% of which were people living with dementia and care partners, who attended the conference free of charge. The thought provoking conversations that took place over the course of the 3 days demonstrated stronger than ever that it’s up to all of us to do more and better for people living with dementia.

You told us:

“I so enjoyed the conference. It was interesting and often very moving. I spoke to many people who had fascinating stories, valuable insights etc and I learned a lot.”

“I thought the themes for the days were excellent. Loved the focus on the voice of people with dementia.”

“I was enthused by the quality of speakers and the quality of network interactions with a broad sweep of professionals and consumers who I would never normally meet.”

“Well done for such an inclusive and stimulating event.”

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