The inaugural event – held both in person and online – is on Thursday 23 March, in Wellington. This event marks the start of the series of four events over 2023 and 2024.
The Repositioning Dementia series replaces Alzheimers NZ’s biennial conference – originally scheduled for 2023 – which is a flagship event for the sector.
Chief executive Catherine Hall says the one-day event is an exciting opportunity to bring the sector together.
“There have been some significant shifts in the sector recently with Cabinet’s endorsement of the Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan, funding in Budget 2022 and the establishment of the Dementia Mate Wareware Leadership and Advisory Group,” she says.
“It’s the perfect time for us to come together to rethink how we can make the most impact for people and whānau living with Alzheimers and dementia, now and in the future.”
Repositioning Dementia: A new start will focus on the Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan, human rights and the lived experience of dementia mate wareware and research. Speakers will include:
- Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand
- Co-Chairs of the Dementia Mate Wareware Leadership and Advisory
- Dr Makarena Dudley and Dr Kathy Peri, of University of Auckland, on the Māori adaptation of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)
- Anne Schumacher, Dementia Wellington
- Brigid Ryan, University of Auckland
- Researchers and more
Save the date – a registration link will be available soon!
If you’d like to present anything in these areas, please let us know.
You can keep up to date with the events on the Alzheimers NZ Events page.