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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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Pip’s story

Author Pip Desmond received hundreds of messages after publishing her memoir 'Song for Rosaleen'. She reflects on the power and impact of sharing our experiences of the dementia journey.

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Charlotte’s story

Ever since Charlotte could remember, her Great Nana always had struggles with memory and forgetfulness. It wasn't until she was older that she understood why.

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Fergus’ story

Fergus and Peter haven't let a diagnosis of dementia stop them from rafting the Waiau Toa/Clarence River, seeing Peter's favourite band live, or keeping connected with life on the farm.

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Henny’s story

Henny (also known as “Mr Fix It Man”) has been volunteering for Alzheimers Marlborough for 18 years. He says volunteering gives him a real sense of satisfaction and a way to give something back to the community.

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Diane’s story

After her Mum was diagnosed with dementia, Diane Nutsford turned to her local organisation for help. She says dementia awareness is worth its weight in gold.

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Dame Kerry Prendergast’s story

Dame Kerry is sharing her experiences in the hope of creating a more compassionate and understanding world for people living with dementia mate wareware.

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Elizabeth’s story

Elizabeth is living with Mild Cognitive Impairment. She has started a little notebook headed ‘Wishes’, a list of true necessities to help her hold on to her vital self.

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Kate De Goldi’s story

As a Champion for Dementia, author Kate De Goldi is looking to honour the experience she had with her family and help raise public awareness of dementia.