About Alzheimers Nelson Tasman

Alzheimers Nelson Tasman offers support, advocacy and education for people with dementia and/or their primary carer and extended family/whanau in Nelson, Tasman and into Golden Bay area. Our staff advise and support people over the phone, through home visits or in groups. We also inform people of services they may be eligible for and help them access relevant support.

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Our team


Dementia Advisors

Alzheimers Nelson Tasman has two Dementia Advisors (formerly called Field Workers) who cover the Nelson/Tasman area and an office person .

Heather Lackner covers Richmond/Wakefield Mapua/Motueka and Golden Bay. Heather is our Manager and educator who provides training for our volunteers as well as family carers and community/residential based carers; Heather also is available to give talks to community based organizations e.g. Probus groups.

Sue Cochrane is our full time Dementia Advisor who covers Atawhai/Nelson/Tahunanui and Stoke. Sue oversees the WandaTrak pendants and facilitates  our "Take Charge"  Early Memory Loss programme.

Office/Finance Administrator  

Vicki Rae has the role of Office/Finance Administrator which includes funding applications and supporting our Dementia Advisors.