Alzheimers News - December 2022

on 16 December


Alzheimers News – December 2022
Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou
Events programme revealed for March
We’re excited to share the programme for our new one-day event Repositioning Dementia: A new start on 23 March next year. A line-up of local and national speakers promises some thought-provoking discussion and collaboration to help reposition dementia for Aotearoa – we hope to see you there!
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Living with dementia in a changing society
People living with dementia were at the heart of the Alzheimer's Disease International 2022 Asia Pacific Regional Conference. While in Taipei, our team were able to visit a day programme which emphasised the importance of the services ADI Members around the world provide.
Our review
Metlifecare at the forefront of understanding
Metlifecare’s team of more than 600 non-clinical staff across 33 village are now better equipped to communicate more compassionately with residents living with dementia, in a first for Aotearoa. Our Dementia Learning Centre designed the bespoke programme specifically for their team.
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Research into new drugs needs to continue
New research into the drug lecanemab has revealed a modest slowing of the effects of Alzheimers. However, researchers are still debating the impact this may make for people living with dementia. While any research into supporting people to live well with dementia is welcome, there is still some way to go to ensure any drug is worthwhile and effective.
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Dementia Mate Wareware Network
It was great to be part of the first meeting with the network recently. The network is how the sector informs Government on decisions they make about the future of dementia care and support. If you haven’t already, join the mailing list to get the details for the next meetings.
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Stop press
  • Congratulations to Professor Perminder Sachdev who was awarded the 2022 Ryman Prize, by our Lead Partner Ryman Healthcare.
  • Te Aka Matua o te Ture Law Commission has published a Preliminary Issues Paper (PIP) in its review of adult decision-making capacity – submissions are due by 5pm 3 March 2023.
Alzheimers New Zealand
Phone: 04 387 8264
Postal Address: PO Box 11-288, Manners St Postshop, Wellington 6142

Ryman Healthcare are the lead partner with Alzheimers NZ to help reduce stigma and increase education about dementia. 

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