Last week World Champion and Commonwealth Games medal winning cyclist Eddie Dawkins, and his coach and Halberg Coach of the Year Anthony Peden took two days out of their busy schedules to support us in raising awareness of dementia!!
Leading a motorcycle rally from Auckland through the Bay of Plenty and finishing in Taupo, the pair appeared in towns and cities along the way, where Eddie demonstrated his amazing sprint ability and talked about the things we can all do to reduce our risk of developing dementia.
The rally attracted significant media interest and was well supported by local motorcycle clubs, who joined Eddie and Anthony along the way. Thank you to evenyone who joined in, to the local Alzheimers organisations for welcoming the rally to their regions, to Auckland Harley-Davidson for sponsoring Eddie's and Anthony's bikes, and of course to Eddie and Anthony for giving up their time to support us and raise awareness of dementia!
The night before his Ride for Dementia, Eddie Dawkins and his coach Anthony Pedin head out for a test ride on their bikes and One News captured the story. Eddie secured his motorcycle lisence specially for the event.
Eddie Dawkins is getting on a motorbike in the name of Alzheimers awareness.
The first World Health Organisation (WHO) Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia has come to a close in Geneva. Government officials, researchers, Ministers and other government officials from around 60 nations, as well as experts from the research, clinical and NGO communities, came together for the first time to discuss the global challenges posed by dementia.
Participants agreed on a call to action on making dementia a global health priority and channelling the momentum on specific actions.
Alzheimers NZ has welcomed the call to action on making a dementia a global health priority.
"The discussions had at the first WHO Ministerial Conference were inspirational, and we were very pleased to see the conversations that began at the G8 Dementia Summit in 2013 being extended to the global stage," says Executive Director Catherine Hall.
"We were particularly excited to see a broad range of topics and solutions being discussed, and a real focus on the impact of dementia on individuals and families and the community response to that, as well as the need for research into treatments and a cure for dementia."
Check out the WHO video animation released at the Conference.
Videos of each of the sessions are also available here.
When: 16–17 March 2015
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