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

Around 330 delegates joined us online for the 2021 Alzheimers NZ Conference. We were delighted to see that 40% of the attendees were people living with dementia and care partners, a new record for this event.

The theme of the Conference was 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.

It was our first time facilitating the Conference online, and it was a great success.

Over 40 speakers joined us for two days of inspiring, challenging and thought-provoking presentations and discussions, with some brilliant ideas about how to create a better future for people living with dementia and their care partners and whānau.

We were joined by keynotes Al Power, Matthew Croucher, Daniella Greenwood, Dennis Frost and Teresa Wall, with our international speakers presenting from as far away as Canada.

A particular highlight was a video presentation from the Alzheimers NZ Advisory Group, who closed the Conference with a very moving reflection on the need for hope.

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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.

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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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Souvenaid (Nutricia)

Silver Sponsor

Souvenaid is a food for special medical purposes that nutritionally supports memory function during the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Driving Miss Daisy

Bronze Sponsor

Driving Miss Daisy is New Zealand’s number one companion driving service.

With thanks to

ALZ NZ Charitable Trust logo
Freemasons Foundation logo
Dementia delegate partner