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The following resources will help introduce you to information about dementia.


 Dementia Information Sheets

Downloadable booklets and information sheets can be found on the main website under the About Dementia tab.

Click here to read the ten warning signs of dementia

Click here for a pamphlet about what to ask your GP

Here are some questions to help you determine any changes in cognition – click here for Questionnaire One and click here for Questionnaire Two 

Other useful links for information sheets on dementia include:

http://www.fightdementia.org.au/understanding-dementia/help-sheets-and-update-sheets.aspx

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/factsheets

 Education

Alzheimers Wellington provides a range of education services. To find out more or to sign up for any of the courses, seminars, and workshops, please call Kirstie on 04 972 2595 or email admin@wellingtonalzheimers.co.nz 

For people with dementia

Living Well With Dementia is a series of workshops run on a regular basis. The course aims to assist people to live well after a diagnosis of dementia through information sharing, meeting others, and the opportunity to learn from a person already living well with dementia.

For family and friends supporting a person with dementia

We run a series of workshops for anyone supporting a person with dementia soon after diagnosis (click for more information) and for those supporting a person with dementia as the condition advances (click for more information).

For health professionals, rest homes and care facilities

Our Educator is available to discuss any aspect of supporting a person with dementia through the health system.

For community groups, businesses, and the general public

Our Educator regularly holds public information sessions, and is available to talk to any interested groups about dementia, brain health, and ways to support and interact with a person with dementia in a public setting.

 

 Resource for Customer Service Businesses

We are pleased to provide this new resource: "Understanding and respecting customers with a dementia: A guide for staff".

This practical is designed to assist the business community to identify and better understand customers with a dementia.

Include it in your induction packs, staff training packs and help make life better for all your customers affected by dementia.

A 'first' for New Zealand, the guide was launched in August 2014. The Hon. Jo Goodhew attended the launch and was excited to see such a practical and innovative guide available to the business community.

Alzheimers Wellington wish to acknowledge the help and kindness of Hampshire County Council, Innovations in Dementia and the Local Government Association, UK for their kind permission to adapt the guide.

 

 Books and DVD's

We hold a small number of useful publications that may be borrowed on request. For details, please contact the Office Manager on 04 972 2595 or email adminwgtn@alzheimers.org.nz

 

 Newsletters

Alzheimers Wellington produces a newsletter three times a year. If you would like to receive a printed copy of our newsletter please contact us.

Please find a copy of our recent newsletters below.

Autumn 2016
Summer 2015/16
Winter 2015
Autumn 2015