Alzheimers Canterbury

July is Cuppa for a Cause Month! 


Make your morning or afternoon tea count by hosting a Cuppa for a Cause to support people to live well with dementia. 

Bring out the fine china, some delicious baking, and talk about dementia. Two out of every three Kiwi's is touched by dementia, so most of us have a story to tell. 

Doing good was never so easy and fun! 

For more information and Cuppa registration:




Countdown Appeal - Shortbread for AlzCanty

During the month of July Countdown is selling a delicious and fabulous looking box of short bread with proceeds going to the local Alzheimers organisations. Great to use with your Cuppa for a Cause (!) or buy up large as birthday presents... 

Even better, you can make a donation to Alzheimers Canterbury at the counter. 

So head off to your Countdown store and search for these lovely Shortbread boxes:


Free Education Seminar: Dementia and Communication

Dementia can affect communication in a number of ways. Practical suggestions to make communication easier for all will be discussed by a Speech Language Therapist. 

Date: Tuesday 21st July 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. 

 Read more....



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

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Education and Information

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