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Share Your Story

If you have been affected by dementia, and would like to share your story, we would love to hear from you.

Please send an email to
comms@alzheimers.org.nz, giving us as much information as you can and feel comfortable with.

You can also call us on
04 387 8264

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Fred and Yvonne’s story

After living with dementia for the past ten years, Fred’s mantra is, “there’s no use worrying about something you can’t change.”

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Tam’s story

Tam loves her job at Alzheimers Wairarapa, but she is the first to admit that it is getting more and more difficult each year.

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The importance of hope

The Alzheimers NZ Advisory Group share their very moving reflection on the need for hope.

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Jenny’s story

Jenny reveals how their family "made lemonade out of this lemon known as dementia".

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Denise and Brian’s story

Just over a year ago, Denise was diagnosed with dementia at 60 years old. She is one of approximately 700 people with young-onset dementia in New Zealand.

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Mark’s story

While cycling the length of NZ, Mark had only one thing on his mind - his parents Harold and Edith.

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Katrina’s story

Katrina cares for her Dad, a role she says is difficult and challenging at times. She wanted to “channel that ‘negative’ energy into something positive” and give something back to her Dad, “her rock”, a person who had always given so much of his time for others.

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Andrew and Barbara’s story

When Andrew was 60, Barbara first noticed signs that things were not quite right. Nothing could have prepared them for the direction life has taken, however Barbara does have some advice for people dealing with a new diagnosis of dementia.