Share your story


The more we can openly talk about dementia by sharing our experiences, the more likely we are to encourage others to learn about how they can help, and challenge the stigma associated with dementia.

Whether you are living with dementia, caring for someone with dementia, volunteering or fundraising, we would love to hear from you.

How will your story be used?

Personal stories may be shared on our blog, social media or on our website. Speaking to the media is another powerful way to engage and inspire others and help make dementia a public health priority. 

Support and guidance is on hand from the Alzheimers NZ team, and we would never consider using any part of your story without asking you first.

People who’ve shared their story often find it a really positive experience and an opportunity to make a real difference for people with dementia.    

"Telling our story seems to have opened up the space for others to tell theirs. Why is this so important? Because story-telling is the way we tap into our shared humanity. Stories help us make sense of our world; they connect and console us. As American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron says, ‘There’s something enormously comforting about being able to say, “Other people feel this”."
Pip Desmond, Author of Song for Rosaleen

Find out more and get involved

Please send an email to, giving us as much information as you can and feel comfortable with. You can also call us on 04 387 8264.