2016 Conference - Dementia Today: Diverse Communities, Collective Action

Alzheimers NZ 2016 – a Conference to remember!

Nearly 400 attendees were inspired by vibrant speakers, engaging workshop sessions and a stimulating exhibition area, with excellent opportunities for connecting and networking.

Highly topical themes included human rights and quality of life for people with dementia. And appropriately, in a world first, 20% of registrations were from people with dementia and their carers.

Feedback from people who attended the Alzheimers NZ and ADI 19th Asia Pacific Regional 2016 Conference in Wellington, was outstanding.


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