Younger Onset Dementia - New Day Programme

$27,211 donated
Given by 82 generous donors in over a year

We are partnering with Dementia Auckland and YODAT (Younger Onset Dementia Aotea Trust) to fill a gap in services provided for this group.


Imagine being told you have dementia in middle age, when you are working, engaged in the community, supporting a family and perhaps still have teenage children at home. Currently about 6000 New Zealanders have a type of dementia that began for them between the ages of 45 and 65 (and sometimes younger). This is termed Younger Onset Dementia.

Leading an active and engaged life is important for those with younger onset dementia, so they can retain good physical and mental function and remain in their own home for longer.

Typical dementia day centres are designed for older people who are less physically fit and with different social needs. Younger onset dementia men and women need activities that are physically, mentally and socially stimulating, which help them retain a sense of fun, purpose and dignity.

A day centre such as this also provides valuable respite for the spouse or other family members looking after the person living with dementia.

About us

Dementia Auckland is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that serves and supports our Auckland community with dementia support services.

Use of funds

We are looking for financial support to provide a day-centre facility to provide this specific group of people with dementia to remain active and engaged within a safe supportive and age-appropriate environment.

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Latest update

Re-Opening Younger Onset Dementia - Day Programme  9 November 2023

Thank you for all the support so far.

Dementia Auckland is re-opening this donation page to ensure that we can continue receiving donations and update donors in one space. The Day Programme provides valuable respite for both people living with dementia and their spouse and/or family members.

Please continue to share this page, this programme relies on the generosity of funders and donors. We are value and appreciate your support.

Nga mihi,

The Team at Dementia Auckland.

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Patsy on 01 Sep 2023
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Toki Tree services Ltd on 01 Sep 2023
We can do this, let’s make it happen for our loved ones.
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Toki Tree services Ltd on 25 Aug 2023
We can do this, let’s make it happen for our loved ones.
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Toki Tree services Ltd on 18 Aug 2023
We can do this, let’s make it happen for our loved ones.
SUE on 17 Aug 2023

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