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Dementia and Safety to Continue Driving- Presented Online by Dementia Auckland
There will come a time when someone living with dementia, their carers and families need to consider whether it is safe to continue to drive. This In-depth education session will help you plan ahead and provide you with the information you need about this challenging topic. This event will be held online via Zoom- Friday…Read More
New Team Members! Welcome Ladies!
We are excited to welcome Janine Appleby and Ellen Bragger to the Dementia Waikato team. Janine and Ellen will be filling the void left by Jill and Tom who both spent the past 4 (nearly 5) years with the team. Both Janine and Ellen are NZ Registered Occupational Therapists with a great knowledge about dementia.…Read More
Restarting Care Partner Support Groups Late April/May
We are now planning to restart our Care Partner Support Groups in Late April- May. We are currently checking venues to ensure they are well ventilated, to allow for social distancing and of course, they are ready to take us back! We will need to limit our attendees to those supporting a person with dementia…Read More
Our 2022 Hamilton Activity Groups will restart in May!!
Our Activity groups have had a bit of a revamp during the break. These groups will now include music, sing-along group, creative activities, Spin Poi, and light exercise. We are open to other suggestions as well. These groups will be spread over Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Talk with your Dementia Advisor to see if these…Read More
Farewell Tom and Jill
In the last two weeks we have said farewell to two amazing Occupational Therapists who have been part of the Dementia Waikato Team for almost five years. Jill will now be found eating too much fresh snapper with her husband on the Coromandel Peninsula and, Tom has returned to the United Kingdom with his wife…Read More
What’s a Twiddlemuff?
The Waikato Society of Arts Inc is running a FREE workshop called What’s a Twiddlemuff? It is for anyone caring with someone or who knows someone living with Dementia. Create a Fidget blanket/Twiddlemuff at one of our workshops on either the 11th or 12th of April. If you have a sewing machine bring it along.…Read More
COVID-19 Advice for those of our dementia family/whanau that identify as Maori
Oral Health and Dental Care for People who have a Dementia Diagnosis booklet
New Oral Health and Dental Care for People who have a Dementia Diagnosis booklet coming soon. Written by our Dementia Advisors and contributed to by Rebecca Woledge, Chair Person of the Auckland Branch- New Zealand Dental Hygienist Association.Read More
Leave no-one behind: Campaign to address digital exclusion
“Have you or someone you know ever tried to fill out a government form online? How about doing that on your phone? And uploading documents to it? What if your internet connection was limited? Or English wasn’t your first language? Or you were vision impaired? Or didn’t have a credit card? What if you needed…Read More
‘Learning to Let Go Without Giving Up’ Education and Support Series
We have just finished our first ‘Learning How to Let Go Without Giving Up’ education and support series! This series is to learn how to adjust to changes when a family member goes to live in a residential care facility. Open to Dementia Waikato carepartners. If you are interested, please contact your Dementia Advisor for…Read More