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Here’s what to expect at the upcoming Repositioning Dementia: Seeking solutions!

This is the third instalment in the one-day events series by Alzheimers NZ. We’re excited to explore some of the solutions for the dementia mate wareware sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Registrations are now open!

Date: Thursday 21 March 2024

Time: 9am to 7pm (including a networking event from 5pm)

Venue: JetPark Hotel Auckland Airport, 63 Westney Road, Māngere, Auckland and online

Event programme

8.30am Registrations open
9am Welcome and mihi whakatau

  • Mihi whakatau – Toi Katipa
  • Welcome – Catherine Hall, Alzheimers NZ
9.40am Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan

  • Opening address – Associate Minister of Health Hon Casey Costello
  • Plans to implement the Action Plan – Abbe Anderson, Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora
10.20am Morning tea
10.40am Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan

  • Post-diagnostic supports –Dr Matthew Croucher, Psychiatry of Old Age Academic Unit at Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury
  • Shared community-based dementia mate wareware services delivery model/business case – Catherine Hall, Alzheimers NZ and Cathy Cooney, Dementia NZ
  • MANA tool – Dr Makarena Dudley, University of Auckland
  • Minds Together project – Antoinette McLean, Alzheimers Otago
  • Better support for carers – Laurie Hilsgen, Carers NZ
12.20pm Lunch
 1.20pm Research

Chaired by Alzheimers NZ Patron Sir Richard Faull

  • Research to strengthen services for people living with dementia mate wareware – Liz Smith, Litmus and Alister Robertson, Alzheimers NZ
  • Drug research and biomarkers – Professor Cliff Abraham, University of Otago
  • Exploring older people’s attitudes and preferences around their routine health data being used for brain health research – Dr Sarah Cullum, University of Auckland
  • Kaumātua Mana Motuhake – Pare Meha, Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust and Professor Mary Simpson, University of Waikato
3pm Afternoon tea
3.20pm Human rights and lived experience

  • Human rights and the Voices of Asia e-book project – Emily Ong, Alzheimer’s Disease International
  • Adult decision-making law update – Geof Shirtcliffe, Te Aka Matua o te Ture Law Commission
  • Te Kōrero mō ngā Kaumātua, Exploring the context of older people in Aotearoa – Rachel Mackay, New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
  • Planning and enabling meaningful public and patient involvement in research – Associate Professor Gary Cheung, University of Auckland

This event will finish at 5pm with a formal closing. Please join us for a networking event if you’ll be there in person!

Thanks to our sponsors and supporters

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Platinum sponsor

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

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Gold sponsor

Summerset started from humble beginnings and with a simple vision to create a retirement community that their own parents would be happy to call home.

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Freemasons Foundation

Principal partner, dementia delegates

The Foundation is an example of Freemasonry in action.

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