Updates and Events

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Dementia Talks brought to you by Dementia Auckland

We are thrilled to share our new education programme for 2021. Dementia Talks is a high quality education programme aligned to the four key stages of the dementia journey, available both in person and on zoom for convenience.

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Our Mind Matters Issue #32 – out now!

Check out our latest edition of our quarterly newsletter featuring our March campaign Steps for Dementia to tie in with Brain Awareness Month, some wonderful carer stories, features on our amazing Living Well Groups and find out what steps you can take to boost your own brain health.

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Dementia Auckland Carer Education Masterclasses

Register for our Masterclass sessions today! What is Frontotemporal Dementia Friday 30th April.

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Our Mind Matters #30

Welcome to the 30th Edition of our newsletter, Our Mind Matters. Check out carer stories, advice on voting with dementia and the importance of creating an EPA (Enduring Power of Attorney). We provide updates and talk about our World Alzheimer's Awareness Month campaign.

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Tackling loneliness

Loneliness is a feeling we hear about from many carers supporting a person with dementia. Close friends you’ve had for years that have been there through ups and downs don’t know what to say, don’t know how to engage with the person who has dementia  so they tend to keep their distance.

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A Typical Covid-19 Day in our Villa

"We are thankful to be in a villa in a Retirement Village during this lockdown period".

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Our Mind Matters – by Raewyn Francis

John Campbell described Raewyn’s story as a beautiful and lovely piece of writing worthy of sharing with the Breakfast audience, so we wanted to share it with you too. We are proud to have Raewyn as a part of our dementia carer community, what a true heroine.

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Dementia Action Plan for New Zealand released to MPs

Today is a historic day with the release of the Dementia Action Plan for New Zealand.

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Virtual activities – part 2

Each week as part of our daily In Touch emails to carers we compile a list of different virtual activities. This week features a visit to Mexico, baby hippos and online jigsaws.

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Tailoring activities for people with dementia – part 3

Using the concepts described in our Part 1 & 2 articles on Tailoring Individual Activities for People with Dementia, let’s take a simple example of an activity most people are very familiar with – Scrabble or its modern day version, Bananagrams.

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