Sharing insights from passionate people

Guest blogs are a chance to hear from people around the sector about their work and insights.

Come and engage: read the blogs, respond with your comments and thoughts, and share a passion project or musing as a blog.

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Blog: Researching views on assisted dying

By Deborah Balmer and colleagues | Published on: 9/7/2020

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.


Blog: Safer walking

By Clare Teague | Published on: 9/7/2020

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.


Blog: Person-centred care and Tom Kitwood’s legacy

By Matthew Croucher | Published on: 23/6/2020

Dr Matthew Croucher reviews the new edition of Tom Kitwood's influential book "Dementia Reconsidered.  The Person Comes First".


Blog: "Give them the information that they need to go forward.”

By Lara Hitchcock | Published on: 13/5/2020

Memory clinic nurse Lara Hitchcock asked people living with dementia and their supporters about what information they wanted at diagnosis. Here Lara shares the results of her study.

 


Head injury and dementia

By Chris Perkins | Published on: 13/5/2020

Dr Chris  Perkins  highlights the increased risk of dementia associated with head injuries.


Talking about dementia

By Chris Perkins | Published on: 13/5/2020

Dr Chris Perkins wonders why it is still so hard to talk about dementia.


Blog: Alternative therapies

By Chris Perkins | Published on: 13/5/2020

Dr Chris Perkins discusses some of the alternative medicines that have been suggested as being useful for dementia.


Blog: Why poetry works for people living with dementia

By Julie Bourla | Published on: 13/5/2020

Julie Bourla discusses how poetry is an excellent way of connecting people, and has shown itself to be a powerful approach to reconnecting with people who are having difficulty communicating.


Blog: Voting and dementia

By Chris Perkins | Published on: 13/5/2020

Dr Chris Perkins discusses how voting is a form of civic participation for people living with dementia to be encouraged.


Blog: Intellectual disability and dementia

By Shereen Moloney | Published on: 13/5/2020

Shereen Moloney, NZ Dementia Foundation Executive Director  discusses the  importance of recognising the growing group of people living with a dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and dementia.


Blog: We can't just do what we have always done

By Shereen Moloney | Published on: 30/4/2020

Shereen Moloney, the Executive Director of the New Zealand Dementia Foundation, calls for the resources to help people living with dementia to live well.