World Alzheimers Month

September is World Alzheimers Month

Stay tuned for news and updates on the 2019 campaign.

Join us in September for World Alzheimers Month, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. The 21st September is World Alzheimers Day.

Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. Here in New Zealand, 4 out of 5 Kiwis are affected by dementiaToday, around 70,000 New Zealanders are living with dementia, and this is expected to almost triple by 2050

With your help, we can make September's campaign bigger and better than ever. There are lots of ways to get involved. 

Join a Memory Walk

Come along and walk to show your support for people with dementia and their families, friends and care partners. Memory Walks take place all around the country during September to raise awareness for people affected by dementia.

Wear Purple

On World Alzheimers Day (21st September), we're calling on Kiwis to Wear Purple to raise awareness of dementia in NZ. Join us in the campaign for a better world for people living with dementia, and be sure to tag your social media photos and posts #WearPurple and #WorldAlzMonth

Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) - ADI is a global umbrella organisation, with members in all parts of the world. Alzheimers New Zealand is a proud member of ADI. You can check out their World Alzheimers Month website here