2020 Conference

Alzheimers NZ Conference
Living with dementia: Taking action for a better future
Te noho rangatira me te mate wareware: Te kōkiri kaupapa mō ngā rā e tū mai nei


19th-20th November 2020
Welcome event - 18th November (Time TBC)

Grand Millenium Hotel, Auckland


Abstract submission - Open now!
Registration - Opens in May

The dementia world is changing. Join us at our Conference later this year to find out how.

Hear all about the inspiring actions that are being taken to improve the lives of people with dementia and their whānau and families in Aotearoa New Zealand. Join the conversation with our dynamic and interactive programme.

Come and share your research, experience, knowledge, ideas and insights to help make this our most action-focused and inclusive conference yet. 

Topics covered:

  • Dementia rights are human rights
  • Becoming dementia friendly
  • Initiatives that make a difference
  • Acknowledging our diversity

The Conference will harness the best insights and knowledge from a range of sectors that can all help New Zealand meet the dementia challenge.


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2018 Conference
Tackling dementia: It's everybody’s business, Mā wai e āwhina te mate wareware - mā tātou katoa

The last Alzheimers NZ Conference took place in October 2018 in Auckland. We were joined by 300 delegates, 30% of which were people living with dementia and care partners, who attended the conference free of charge. The thought provoking conversations that took place over the course of the 3 days demonstrated stronger than ever that it’s up to all of us to do more and better for people living with dementia.

You told us:

“I so enjoyed the conference. It was interesting and often very moving. I spoke to many people who had fascinating stories, valuable insights etc and I learned a lot.”

“I thought the themes for the days were excellent. Loved the focus on the voice of people with dementia.”

“I was enthused by the quality of speakers and the quality of network interactions with a broad sweep of professionals and consumers who I would never normally meet.”

“Well done for such an inclusive and stimulating event.”

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