Let's get our heads around dementia

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Right now, four out of five people in New Zealand are affected in some way by dementia. Almost 60,000 kiwis have been diagnosed. And those numbers are predicted to grow. By the year 2050, there will be an estimated 150,000 people diagnosed with dementia. While symptoms of dementia commonly include changes in memory, thinking, behaviour, personality and emotions, it’s different for everyone. These changes affect a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks and interfere with their everyday lives. It’s time for us to get our heads around dementia.

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Educational Video

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a shock, but there is much that can be done to help those affected by dementia to live well. This video is designed to provide information to anyone who wants to know more about dementia. This video talks about what dementia is; the early warning sign; how to get a diagnosis; support available and the things you can do to prepare for the future.

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