Discuss on the radio

A great way to help bring attention to issues related to dementia this election is to discuss them on your local talkback radio station.

Get in touch with your local station here or contact Talkback stations Newstalk ZB and Magic Talk.

Tips and advice:

  • If you text, keep the message very simple and short and polite.
  • Consider writing down a couple of points you wish to bring up during your phone call (e.g.  NZ faces a major dementia challenge. We don’t have a plan to deal with it. Government needs to step up and get a response plan in place now). This will help you stay focused on your message.
  • Use strong facts about dementia to support your argument - find them here
  • Unfortunately, the show may not always be able to take your call. If this is the case, consider trying again another day.
  • Try to call when the presenter is taking calls about a topic related to dementia, such as health, ageing, retirement villages/living, aged care, respite care etc.
  • Radio programmes regularly interview politicians, so you may have the opportunity to discuss dementia with a candidate live on-air.