About us

The journey we embark on with people affected by a dementia often starts with a phone call to our office asking for information and advice. Those calling are usually family carers and they are often stressed and frustrated. We try to avoid just sending out an information pack and usually offer a visit to the family home. The purpose of this visit is to assess the need and develop a plan of how we can help by building on the family’s existing strengths. A typical visit takes around one and half hours and often starts a relationship with Alzheimers Wellington that may last for many years.

We later evaluate how our service is assisting the family and make adjustments to the plan.  We always aim to build on the knowledge and skill of the people we work with as they are the true “experts” not us.

Please refer to Our Services page for more detailed information on how we can help.

 

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Alzheimers Wellington is an inclusive non-profit organisation dedicated to making life better for all people in the Wellington region affected by dementia. We are registered with the Charities Commission (CC20061).

Established in 1985 and originally called The Wellington Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Society (Inc), we were formed to support families and care-givers, and to educate and inform the public and the medical and helping professions, about the problems associated with Alzheimers disease and other dementias.

Today our four Dementia Advisors provide services in Wellington, Porirua, Hutt Valley and the Kapiti Coast. They provide professional and caring support, personal advocacy for family carers and people with a dementia. A dedicated Educator provides education services to both family carers and supporters of a person with dementia and also to professionals.

In order to keep delivering our services, we rely on membership fees, donations and grants to supplement the partial funding we receive from the two District Health Boards in our area.  We have service offices in Petone and Waikanae.

Our 2016 Annual Report is available here.