Rhonda Preston-Jones is a registered Occupational Therapist with many years’ experience in mental health for older adults and in dementia services. She the Clinical Lead at Dementia Auckland and a passionate CST advocate. She has a keen interest in assisting carers in the challenging role of supporting someone affected by dementia and their families.
The Socialisation Team aims to provide social activity groups for people with mild to moderate dementia, creating a bridge between people’s normal everyday activities and social contacts and the Day Programmes/Services funded by the Ministry of Health for people with more severe dementia.
Located across the Auckland region, Dementia Auckland’s professional Keyworkers offer a comprehensive range of free dementia support services to help you navigate the dementia journey, including:
Dementia is a condition of growing concern in New Zealand. With baby boomers approaching a certain age and people living longer generally, we are going to see a significant increase in the number of dementia cases in this country.
It’s our aim to support the community through awareness and knowledge. Dementia Auckland’s education and socialisation programmes are available to individuals living with dementia, family, professional caregivers and the public.
We recognise that supporting someone through their journey with dementia can at times be stressful, overwhelming and can limit opportunities for self-care.