Alzheimers Canterbury

Refuel at Z Linwood to make the Watermemories Swimmig Club reality

Alzheimers Canterbury has been picked as one of the four charities part of the Good in the Hood scheme. During May, Z Linwood customers can vote for their favourite charity with their orange tokens. The charities can be donated up to $4,000 - how much depends on the number of votes. 

Alzheimers Canterbury wants to create a special swimming club called Watermemories for people with dementia. Swimming is important because physical exercise not only improves the functional capacity of people with dementia but also has significant effects on other aspects of quality of life such as sleep, appetite, behavioral and psychological symptoms, depression, and falls. Additionally, exercise can improve a person's overall sense of well-being and positively enhance their sociability.

It will also contribute to the quality of life for the full-time carers who might otherwise be in their carer roles 24/7, 7 days per week.

So head off to Z Linwood and make your vote! So that we can make the Watermemories Swimming Club a reality. 

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Free Education Seminar: Legal Issues

An update on Eduring Power of Attorney, Welfare, Guardianship, Advance Directives, Wills and other pertinent legal matters.  

Date: Tuesday 16th June 2015

Time: 10.30am - 12pm

Location: Alzheimers Canterbury Office, 314 Worcester Street, Christchurch

Please call 03 3792590 to register. 

Living with Dementia - Walking away from dementia

Russell Hansen’s motto in life is: get out and walk. He used to walk every day for his work, but these days he’s walking for a very different reason.

At the age of 61 Russell was diagnosed with fronto-temporal dementia. 

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

The social work team can assist people with:

  • understanding dementia
  • coming to terms with a diagnosis
  • adapting to changes within relationships
  • grief and loss related to change
  • education and information
  • future planning
  • reducing stress and social isolation
  • managing behavioural changes
  • legal and financial issues
  • abuse/neglect
  • providing Total Mobility Taxi Vouchers


Support Groups

Alongside individual and family casework, our social workers also facilitate a number of groups thro…

Education and Information

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