New online support resource for carers

By Kathy Peri on November 3, 2021

Caring for someone living with dementia can be both very rewarding and extremely stressful, mentally and physically. Becoming emotionally involved as a carer means we take our role very seriously, but that dedication can also lead to us devoting more time and energy to the person they are supporting than to themselves.

That’s why it is so important that care partners have access to good support services and resources. The Alzheimers NZ,  Dementia Learning Centre have developed a new online Caring for the Carers programme that helps care partners take better care of themselves. 

COVID vaccinations and dementia

By Matthew Croucher on October 29, 2021

What’s the story about the dementia and the COVID vaccine in New Zealand – is it safe? Dr Matthew Croucher discusses the evidence.

Researching views on assisted dying

By Deborah Balmer and colleagues on July 9, 2020

Dr Rosemary Frey, Dr Deborah Balmer, and Ms Katherine Nelson from the University of Auckland are seeking people aged 60+ to answer a questionnaire on views about assisted dying.

Safer walking

By Clare Teague on July 9, 2020

Clare Teague from LandSAR (Land Search And Rescue New Zealand ) discusses the importance of safe walking for people living with dementia and New Zealand's own Wandatrack programme.