A short history of Alzheimers NZ


National organisation forms and first executive elected


First national awareness campaign


The ADARDS title is changed to Alzheimers New Zealand

October 2001

Alzheimers NZ hosts the 17th International Conference of ADI in Christchurch

March 2004

National office relocates from Christchurch to Wellington

Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust is registered

March 2006

Kate Clark is the first person with dementia to be appointed to the board of Alzheimers New Zealand

July 2008

The Economic Impact of Dementia in New Zealand report is launched

May 2010

National Dementia Strategy launched

September 2013

Colin Mathura-Jeffree announced as the first Champion for Dementia

April 2014

Dementia – a strategic framework launched

August 2014

About Dementia awareness campaign launched

September 2014

Memory Walks become a national event

April 2015

Strategy to achieve a dementia-friendly New Zealand adopted

May 2016

Alzheimers NZ adopts a new constitution

June 2016

Thinking Dementia, an email newsletter on research and policy developments launched

November 2016

Alzheimers NZ hosts the 19th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of ADI Dementia Today: Diverse Communities, Collective Action