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Our aim is to support the community through awareness and knowledge. Dementia Auckland’s education and socialisation programmes are available to individuals living with dementia, family, professional caregivers and the public.

How we help

Keyworker Support

Professional dementia advisors provide comprehensive support and resources. This includes consultations and advice, navigation through the healthcare system, home visits and assessments, and individual and family group consultations.

Education Programmes

Education courses for carers, families, whanau and healthcare professionals including our Carer Education Programme, Side-by-Side support, and Dementia Talks and Masterclasses.

Living Well Services

Our community-based programme offering meaningful, purposeful activities for people with mild to moderate dementia. These include walking groups, singing groups, art therapy groups and many more.

Awareness

Awareness campaigns such as our Light in the Darkness and Light the World in Teal campaigns.

Keyworkers

Rhonda Preston-Jones is a registered Occupational Therapist with many years’ experience in mental health for older adults and in dementia services. She the Clinical Lead at Dementia Auckland  and a passionate CST advocate. She has a keen interest in assisting carers in the challenging role of supporting someone affected by dementia and their families.

The Socialisation Team aims to provide social activity groups for people with mild to moderate dementia, creating a bridge between people’s normal everyday activities and social contacts and the Day Programmes/Services funded by the Ministry of Health for people with more severe dementia.

Education and Living Well

Rhonda Preston-Jones

To connect with a Keyworker in your area, please call us on 0800 4 DEMENTIA or 09 622 4230,
or email
Our telephone support services run from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

How can we help?

Dementia is a condition of growing concern in New Zealand. With baby boomers approaching a certain age and people living longer generally, we are going to see a significant increase in the number of dementia cases in this country.

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Education and Support Programmes

It’s our aim to support the community through awareness and knowledge. Dementia Auckland’s education and socialisation programmes are available to individuals living with dementia, family, professional caregivers and the public.

Learn more

Support Services

We recognise that supporting someone through their journey with dementia can at times be stressful, overwhelming and can limit opportunities for self-care.

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