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Find out more about news and upcoming events below.

This month's Super Seniors blog post – under our new Dementia Auckland moniker, of course – talks about ways that you can help protect yourself from dementia. Certainly worth a read, we think!


This month on the Super Seniors blog, we talked about tips for visiting those with dementia.

This weekend, 'Rhythm of Chinese Guzheng' will be firing up listeners at Takapuna's PumpHouse theatre. Takapuna's famously home to The Memory Shop, the Alzheimers Auckland Charitable Trust op shop – but this weekend, it's home to a new kind of AACT fundraising! Check out this article on Stuff – key worker (and event organiser) Zhi Chen and performer Lin Zheng are interviewed. Not one to miss out on.

We had a mention in the latest issue of Good magazine as well as on the Happyzine website – how lovely is that? Hopefully you're going to join us for the Walk for Dementia too.


In the latest post on the Eldernet Gazette blog, we talked through ways to support those with dementia. Important reading for those with a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

As was expected, this year's Symposium was a riveting event, with six fascinating presentations from a variety of speakers. We've collated links and files where possible so that people who wish to refer back to presentations can do so – and those who didn't get a chance to attend can get a peek at the proceedings!

Sue Thomson spoke on Falls, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Concussion and Dementia
For information on her presentation, please contact Sue directly – either on 09 276 0044 (ext. 7844) or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Delanie Halton presented on WanderSearch Tracking
You can download Delanie's presentation here.

Blair Keenan spoke about Esprit De Vie: architecture, design and ageing research
Here's where you can find out more.

Dr Gary Cheung's presentation focused on Meaningful engagement of older people with advanced dementia
You can download it here.

Lorraine Hunter discussed Westpac’s dementia-friendly banking concept.
Information is available on the Westpac website.
Link to Westpac recent video launched last week and played at the symposium. http://www.westpac.co.nz/rednews/lifestyle/dementia-and-banking-60000-kiwis-living-with-the-illness-video/

Matt Hector Taylor spoke about BeSure Solutions
Download his presentation here.

Symposium speaker Sue Thomson was interviewed about her own brush with dementia and how that drove her to her current advocacy role.


The 2016 Walk for Dementia is a fabulous opportunity for family and friends to walk in memory of a loved one who lived with dementia.

The 5km fun walk will begin at the Mission Bay fountain on Tamaki Drive at 9.30am, but come anytime from 8.45am to join the fun!

There will be plenty of entertainment and refreshments available, as well as opportunities to donate to Alzheimers Auckland, which will mean even more people affected by dementia can have access to our services. 

Plus, why not challenge your friends and family to fundraise for Alzheimers Auckland? You’ll help more people with dementia to live well and get the pride of being the biggest fundraiser too.

Register the whole family today – either email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (09) 622 4230.

Walk for Dementia
Sunday 18 September
Selwyn Reserve, Mission Bay
Walk starts at 9:30am


Symposium speaker Blair Keenan of Marchese Partners was interviewed by Fairfax reporter Catrin Owen about aged care design – did you spot the article in your local community paper?