Today 70,000 people in NZ have dementia and this number is set to grow.
Alzheimers Otago works across Otago to support people living with dementia and their families and whanau to help them live well with Dementia.
This year we need to raise $30,000 so we can continue to support Otago families impacted by dementia.
4 out of 5 people in Otago know someone with dementia and, worldwide, someone is diagnosed with dementia every 4 seconds.
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a group of symptoms that affects how well our brain works. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimers disease.
Alzheimers Otago strives to support those impacted by the condition by working directly with families to ensure people with dementia and their care-partners can access the right support at the right time. We currently directly support more than 300 families in the region to help them navigate the day-to-day challenges of living with Dementia.
We also provide meaningful activities and services for people living with dementia, especially in the early stages. These programmes support people with dementia to keep physically, socially and cognitively active and support them to continue to contribute to their community.
But rates of dementia are increasing and we need to do more and your donation, big or small, will mean the world to us.
The team at Alzheimers Otago
Alzheimers Otago has been helping people living with dementia since 1982. If you are concerned about your own memory loss, or are supporting someone with dementia, contact one of our Otago offices for support, information and education.
We have staff living and working in North Otago, Dunedin, South Otago, Central Otago, Queenstown and Wanaka.
All funds donated remain in Otago.
Thank you for thinking of us at Alzheimers Otago. All donations remain in Otago and are used to support people living with dementia. Sincerely, Andrea Vaughan Finance & Communications Officer
Glenys, thank you for your donation in memory of your friend Ken. We really appreciate it! Take care, Andrea Vaughan Finance & Communications Officer
Thank you Gail for your donation. It will remain in Otago and used to help people live well with dementia. Regards, Andrea Vaughan, Funding and Communications
Dear Rhys, thank you for your donation! We appreciate your support. Alzheimers Otago uses all funds raised to support people living with dementia in Otago.