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Register now for Repositioning Dementia: Let’s get real!

This is the second instalment in the one-day events series by Alzheimers NZ.

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

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

Venue: Chateau on the Park – Christchurch (a DoubleTree by Hilton), 189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton or attend online

Please note you will need to sign up for each individual event for access.


We’re in for another exciting day in the lead up to the 2023 General Election. We asked Political Parties several policy questions to understand where dementia mate wareware is on their agenda. Check out their responses.

 Mihi whakatau and welcome

  • Te Taumata o Ngāi Tūāhuriri
  • Alzheimers NZ Chair Clare Hynd and Chief Executive Catherine Hall

  • World Alzheimer Report 2023 launch – Professor Lynette Tippett, University of Auckland
  • Dementia prevalence in Aotearoa New Zealand – Dr Etu Ma’u, University of Auckland
  • Young Onset Dementia research – Lee Andrews and Dr Susan Gee, Dementia Canterbury
  • Alzheimers NZ 2023 Fellowship announcement – Alzheimers NZ Chair Clare Hynd

Morning tea

 Human rights and the lived experience

  • Our reality: A real insight into diagnosis – Alzheimers NZ Lived Experience Advisory Group
  • Poa’s journey – Sisa Talataina, Alzheimers NZ Lived Experience Advisory Group
  • Update on first monitoring report – Aged Care Commissioner Carolyn Cooper
  • Unlocking the doors – Caroline Bartle and Sara McCunnie, Ryman Healthcare


 Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan

  • Budget 2022 pilots panel – Office for Seniors Director Diane Turner
  • Priorities for next phase – Dementia Mate Wareware Leadership and Advisory Group Deputy Chair Dr Matthew Croucher
  • Addressing stigma – Dr Kathy Peri and Dr Meg Spriggs, Alzheimers NZ

Afternoon tea

 Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan

  • Political panel – Chaired by Alzheimers NZ Board Member Sheryl Smail

  • Alzheimers NZ Chief Executive Catherine Hall

Join our networking event from 5pm if you’ll be there in person

There are accommodation options available at the venue through their online booking portal.

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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