The full programme – including Associate Minister for Health Hon Casey Costello – has been revealed as part of the exciting line-up for Repositioning Dementia: Seeking solutions next month.
The event will be held on Thursday 21 March 2024 at JetPark, Auckland and online, and will also mark Brain Awareness Month – registrations are now open.
This is the third event in the one-day series by Alzheimers NZ, and will continue to focus on our three kaupapa of the Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan, research and human rights and the lived experience of dementia mate wareware.
Some of the programme has already been revealed, and we’re excited to share Minister for Seniors and Assocaite Minister of Health Hon Casey Costello will open the event. Some of the speakers who have also been added to the programme include Associate Professor Gary Cheung and Emily Ong (Alzheimer’s Disease International).
Gary will delve deeper into planning and enabling meaningful public and patient involvement in research. Emily lives with dementia mate wareware and is an advocate on the international stage – she’s recently led the work on the e-book project Voices of Asia which she will share.
Alzheimers NZ Chief Executive Catherine Hall says the event will bring together much of the existing experience and knowledge in the sector.
“We know what needs to change and how this can be done, and it’s great to see some of the solutions under the Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan are already underway,” she says.
“With the change in Government, it was great to see a focus on the aged care sector – particularly its interest in supporting people with early onset conditions and its plans to provide additional funding for care and dementia mate wareware beds.
“But we need to continue to push for better support for people and their whānau living with dementia mate wareware – the hard work has only just begun.”
There will also be representatives from Te Whatu Ora and the Dementia Mate Wareware Leadership and Advisory Group as part of the programme.
“Our events are one way we can strengthen the voice of the sector and let decision makers know what the solutions are, so I hope do you’ll join us!” says Catherine.
Please note if you have signed up for the first and/or second event, you will still need to register for this event.