People living with dementia face enormous challenges, not least of which is their right to do the things that most of us take for granted.

This webinar series, filmed in late 2020, provided an overview of human rights issues for people living with dementia.

These webinars will of great interest to all, but especially people living with dementia, those supporting people with dementia and those who provide services in the community and in aged residential care.

Thanks to Ryman Healthcare, our Lead Partner in reducing stigma and increasing education about dementia, for supporting this webinar series.

Catch up with the recordings below.

Webinar 1 – An overview of human rights issues
Alister Robertson – Person living with dementia, Board Member of Alzheimers NZ and Vice Chair of Dementia Alliance International
Paula Tesoriero – Disability Rights Commissioner
Dr Ngaire Kerse – Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well, Researcher, appointed Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to seniors and health in 2020

Webinar 2 – The impact of Covid-19
Ted Normanton – Poet, playwright, person with dementia
Lee-Fay Low – Associate Professor in Ageing and Health
Heather Lackner – Manager, Alzheimers Nelson Tasman
Diane Turner – Director, Office for Seniors

Webinar 3 – How can we better support human rights?
Kathy Peri – Director, Alzheimers NZ Dementia Learning Centre
Daniella Greenwood – Consultant, Speaker, Author, Activist
Graeme Titcombe – CEO, Home and Community Health Association
Jack O’Neill – Lecturer of Architecture, Unitec