2016 Conference - Dementia Today: Diverse Communities, Collective Action

The Alzheimers NZ 2016 Conference and ADI 19th Asia Pacific Regional Conference had a lot to offer for the 370 participants: vibrant keynotes, inspiring workshops and plenty of opportunities for the dementia sector to get together and network.

Major themes emerging from the conference were human rights and quality of life for people with dementia. It was only fitting that, in a world first, 20% of registrations were from people with dementia and their carers.


This way to the presentations 

This way to videos of the keynote speakers 


From top to bottom:

  1. Panel discussion
  2. Keynote speaker Adelina Comas-Herrera, London School of Economics, co-author of the 2016 World Alzheimer Report
  3. Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman
  4. Keynote speaker Mick Carmody, Dementia Alliance International
  5. In the exhibition space
  6. The Alzheimers Taranaki team
  7. The Alzheimers Indonesia team with Alzheimers NZ volunteer policy advisor Stephen Lungley
  8. Keynote speaker Kate Swaffer, Dementia Alliance International, and Wendy Fleming, Alzheimers NZ Charitable Trust Chair, ADI Honorary Vice Chair and Alzheimers NZ Life member
  9. Keynote speakers Steve Iliffe, University College London, and Mary Mittelman, New York University School of Medicine
  10. SoundsWell Singers, a Wellington choir for people with neurological disabilities
  11. Alzheimer’s Disease International Chair Glenn Rees, Alzheimers Wellington Chair Frances Blyth and Alzheimer’s Disease Association Singapore President Ang Peng Chye
  12. Alzheimers NZ Chief Executive Catherine Hall, Chair Ngaire Dixon and keynote speaker Lee-Fay Low, University of Sydney