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
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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