About alzheimers manawatu

Alzheimers Society Manawatu (ASM)  covers the Manawatu region - Manawatu, Horowhenua, Tararua and Otaki.   Centrally based in Palmerston North the Alzheimers Society Manawatu seeks to 'make life better' for those individuals, carers, families/whanau affected by dementia.  The Society is working towards supporting 'dementia friendly' environments.  

The organisation helps build healthy, sustainable communities in a number of ways namely by: 

  • Day Programme Centres offer people with dementia the opportunity to socially interact with others within a varied and stimulating programme which is managed by trained staff.  Programs are currently offered in Palmerston, Levin, Dannevirke and Fielding.
  • Monthly Carer Support groups in Palmerston North, Levin, Dannevirke, Feilding and Otaki gives carers opportunities to discuss with each other day to day issues and enables them to support each other. 
  • A early stage group for clients with early stage dementia is offered to enable social interaction and maintain creative expression through art. 
  • Our dementia advisors provide assessment, education and support to the all people affected by dementia within the Community.
  • A wander search tracking system is now offered to our communities - a system used to search for people living with dementia/autism who regularly wander from their place of residence.