Webinar series - Dementia rights are human rights

People living with dementia face enormous challenges, not least of which is their right to do the things that most of us take for granted.

Our webinar series will provide an overview of human rights issues for people living with dementia. 

These webinars will of great interest to all, but especially people living with dementia, those supporting people with dementia and those who provide services in the community and in aged residential care.

The first webinar took place on Wednesday 23rd September. The second webinar will discuss what’s happened during Covid-19. The final webinar in November will explore opportunities for better supporting the human rights of people living with dementia.

Next webinar - The impact of Covid-19
Friday 30th October, 1-2.30pm

The second webinar is an opportunity to reflect on the impact of Covid-19, discussed from four different perspectives, each providing thought-provoking insights and looking closer at how Covid-19 has impacted on human rights.

If you registered for the first webinar, you have automatically been registered for the series. Look out for your link to join the webinar, which will be sent to you before the event.


  • Ted Normanton – Poet, playwright, person with dementia
  • Lee-Fay Low - Associate Professor in Ageing and Health
  • Heather Lackner – Manager, Alzheimers Nelson Tasman
  • Diane Turner - Director, Office for Seniors

Register here

Webinar 1
An overview of human rights issues

Alister Robertson - Person living with dementia, Board Member of Alzheimers NZ and Vice Chair of Dementia Alliance International
Paula Tesoriero - Disability Rights Commissioner
Dr Ngaire Kerse - Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well, Researcher, appointed Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to seniors and health in 2020