World Alzheimers Month

September is World Alzheimers Month

Join us in September for World Alzheimer's Month, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Friday 21st September is World Alzheimers Day.

Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. 

Here in New Zealand, 4 out of 5 Kiwis are affected by dementiaToday, over 60,000 New Zealanders are living with dementia, and this is expected to almost triple by 2050

Get involved with the campaign! 

With your help, we can make September's campaign bigger and better than ever. There are lots of ways to get involved. 

Join a Memory Walk

Come along and walk to show your support for people with dementia and their families, friends and care partners. Memory Walks will be taking place all around the country to raise awareness for people affected by dementia. Click here to find out more.

Wear Purple for World Alzheimers Day

On Friday 21st September, we’re calling on Kiwis to Wear Purple to raise awareness of dementia in NZ. Join us in the campaign for a better world for people living with dementia, and be sure to tag your social media photos and posts #WearPurple and #WorldAlzMonth

Become a Dementia Friend

Work through our short online programme and become a Dementia Friend. You’ll learn more about dementia and the impact it has. By making a commitment to a follow up action, you will be helping people with dementia to live well. Click here to sign up.


Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) - ADI is a global umbrella organisation, with members in all parts of the world. Alzheimers New Zealand is a proud member of ADI. You can check out their World Alzheimers Month website here