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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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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.

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Aaron’s story

Losing his grandparents so close together was really tough on Aaron and his family. So when Aaron heard about Move for Dementia, he knew he wanted to get moving. “I wanted to jump at the opportunity, do my part and try to help out.”

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Robyn and Lynette’s story

Alzheimers Taranaki Club Coordinators Lynette and Robyn are inspired by their clients and they know that the clubs are of huge benefit to them and their families. They simply wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Asra’s story

Asra and her grandad Jim continue to stay connected through a shared love of country music.

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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.