Alzheimers Canterbury

Dave's ride for dementia

Dave O'Neill is not an athlete, and yet he is going to mix with some of the best cyclists of New Zealand at the Graperide Saturday 28th March. And rather than doing one lap of 101kms, like most cyclists will do, he's doing two laps, the Magnum Course. 202kms! And just for your information, as you can see in the image, the course is not flat, far from it!





Dave is doing this extreme ride to raise money and awareness for Alzheimers Canterbury.


"This appeal is not about research, its not about hi tech devices and promised cures, it's about recognising this illness and assisting those who have dementia and those who help. Especially Alzheimers Canterbury who are funded only 47% by government and have to raise 53% of their operational costs to deliver client services each year. So please dig out your wallet and make a donation!"

Dave's ride for dementia will happen Saturday March 28th. He will keep you up to date with how his preparation for the ride is going on Facebook

We think Dave is a legend and hope you will take a minute to support his efforts. 

Together, we can assist Cantabrians to live well with dementia. Please donate today. Thank you. 


Coming up...

Free Education Seminar: Dementia & Sexuality

An opportunity to hear from a geriatrician about dementia and sexuality. There will be time for questions. 

Date: 21st April 2015

Time: 10.30am - 12pm

Location: Alzheimers Canterbury Office, 314 Worcester Street, Christchurch

Please call 03 3792590 to register. 

Our Social Work service is an integral part of the support offered by Alzheimers Canterbury to people diagnosed with dementia and their families/whānau.

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  • coming to terms with a diagnosis
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  • reducing stress and social isolation
  • managing behavioural changes
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  • abuse/neglect
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