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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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Rita’s story

Rita says sharing her story made her realise just how important kindness is for people living with dementia. So she's inviting us all to become Dementia Friends.

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Helen’s story

Helen first noticed problems with her memory when she was 81. With her friend Maxine at her side, Helen has the confidence to continue to shine.

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Lauren’s story

After the loss of her grandad, Lauren found running really helped her with her healing journey. Her grandad lives on with every stride she takes, running every step of the way with her.

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Bronwyn’s story

Having been a care partner for both her parents, Bronwyn knows how important connections and friendships are, and how the smallest of acts of kindness can make a big difference.

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Colin Mathura-Jeffree’s story

Colin feels his family's experience with dementia would have been different if it was talked about more freely. As a Champion for Dementia, he wants to encourage us all to speak up, and give others the chance to help.

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Philippa’s story

Philippa's dad Des wasn't going to let dementia get in the way of his creative spirit. With the help of Alzheimers Otago, he has written a book of poetry called 'How Art!'.

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Living with change – Ted’s poem

“Kia kaha, tu tika, stay strong, stand tall. Aroha and āwhina shared by us all.”