Personal stories - people living with dementia

Every person and every family/whānau is different and will find their own answers to the challenges dementia brings. 

Sometimes information or advice can make a great difference, at other times support from others sharing the same experience can help.

Being diagnosed with dementia will probably have come as a shock to you, as well as your whānau/family and friends. However, there is a lot you can do to ensure you remain as independent as possible and continue to enjoy life for a long time to come.

Meet Helen, Alister and Rita

Helen, Alister and Rita all have dementia. We acknowledge their courage and generosity in sharing their stories for our Dementia Friends programme. Watch the video below to hear from Helen, Alister and Rita about living with dementia and what you can do to help.