Personal stories

4 out of 5 people in New Zealand are affected in some way by dementia.

Dementia is one of New Zealand’s most significant and growing social and healthcare issues, but there is still stigma, discrimination, and a misunderstanding associated with dementia. 

A better awareness of people’s experiences of living with dementia is desperately needed. By sharing our personal stories, we can inspire and help support others who may be in a similar suituation. By speaking out, we can also help to educate people and challenge these misunderstandings. 

Click here to hear personal stories from people living with dementia
Click here to hear personal stories from care partners/family/whānau

Alzheimers NZ blog

Our blog features personal stories from people on a range of topics. Click here to view the blog. We would love to hear from anyone interested in contributing to the blog, please email comms@alzheimers.org.nz if you would like to share your experiences. 

Champions for Dementia

Our Champions for Dementia are well-known Kiwis with a personal connection to dementia who are supporting us to raise awareness of dementia and promote wider understanding of dementia and its impacts. Meet our Champions here

YouTube channel

Take a look at our YouTube channel for lots of personal stories from people living with dementia, care partners, and from family/whānau.