Alzheimers Marlborough was formed to assist and support carers and families dealing with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia by:
- providing information on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
- providing information on services available in our area
- offering support for caregivers and families
- carer meetings
- providing educational resources
- providing speakers for community groups
- raising community awareness
- advocating for better services for people with dementia
- providing respite for carers by running a Day Care Programme
Our aim is to support and educate family members and carers’ of a person with dementia. This allows the person with dementia to live with dignity in their own homes for as long as possible.
To find out more about our support services please click here.
In 1987 a public meeting was held at the Wesley Centre concerning the lack of services for people with dementia living in the community. From that meeting an Inaugural Meeting was held in Ward 4 Wairau Hospital on Wednesday 17th of June 1987. It was established by members of the Marlborough Community that there was an urgent need for a day centre to be started. This would allow family carers of people with dementia living in the community time out from their caring role. The centre would provide a safe secure environment for people with dementia, where they could have social interaction and stimulation whilst at the same time carers could have time out from the 24hr a day seven days a week care giving role.
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