Alzheimers Canterbury

Alzheimers Awareness Week - Appeal Days Friday 19th and Saturday 20th September 2014

Many thanks to everyone for their wonderful support during our Appeal Days and special thanks to all our volunteer collectors, staff, Executive and families for helping to collect over these two days.  The buckets of money are still being counted but so far the total will more than match last year's one.  A great effort by everyone.


New Zealand Golf Large Cup Masters Championships

Golfers (0ver 30 yrs old) - come and play in the inaugural New Zealand Golf Large Cup Masters Championships on November 12 - 14th 2014.  This event is sponsored by Terrace Downs Resort and hosted by the Templeton Golf Club.

Alzheimers Canterbury is one of three beneficiaries of this exciting inaugural championship, so come and give us your support.

For more information go to and be in to register. 


I sing for 'Alzheimers'

Alzheimers Canterbury is delighted to support  this beautiful CD. Kate Sproule is a Canterbury school girl who at 13 years of age wrote three very personal songs as a tribute to honour her Grandmother who has dementia.

Kate has generously donated all proceeds from the sale of her CDs to Alzheimers Canterbury.

They are available to purchase either:

  • By visiting our offices at 314 Worcester Street, Christchurch (8.30am – 4.30pm weekdays) - $10.00 each
  • Or Deposit $12.50 (includes postage/handling) into Acc 12 3240 0097 861 00 (please ensure your reference details show “CD/ and your name”) then email with your name and address you wish to have the CD sent to.

Thanks for supporting Alzheimers Canterbury and the amazing initiative and talent of Kate Sproule.


About Alzheimers Canterbury

In the early 1980s there was little public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in New Zealand and virtually no support services were available to people with dementia and their carers. This prompted a small group of Christchurch social workers to form the first ever support group in New Zealand dedicated to helping people care for those with dementia.

Support groups for carers remain an integral part of Alzheimers Canterbury and as the organisation has grown and developed, it has incorporated the important roles of education, volunteering, advocacy and support to all people affected by dementia. Alzheimers Canterbury's services have now been extended and now covers the West Coast, Ashburton region, North Canterbury and Kaikoura.



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

Alzheimers Canterbury has a range of education courses available to people (family members, friends,…

The Team

Staff The contact for all Alzheimers Canterbury’s staff is (03) 379 2590 or 0800 004 001. Please…

Support Us

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Sponsors Alzheimers Cante…

Contact Us

Phone: 03 379 2590 
FreePhone (including Ashburton and Kaikoura):   0800 004 001

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