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Dementia Canterbury

Dementia Canterbury
Dementia Canterbury offers a free Community Education Programme for 10 months of the year. These sessions are aimed at supporting Care Partners, and other family members of people diagnosed with dementia, by arming them with relevant information and strategies. If you or someone you care about has dementia, it is only natural to feel distressed and concerned. You do not have to face this alone. Getting help, support and advice can make a big difference. Dementia Canterbury provides free information, support and access to services for people with all forms of dementia, their carers, family/whanau. Although there is no cure for most causes of dementia, there is a lot of help available. It is important that you seek help early. Call us on 03 379 2590.

Genetics and Dementia

In July, Dr Matthew Croucher, a psychiatrist of old age, made himself available to give an overview of dementia and answer questions from the audience. Full, not only of knowledge, but also insight and empathy, the session was of immense value to those who came. It covered an over view …

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Dementia and Communication

As a person’s dementia progresses, difficulties with conversation and communication develop.  It can be harder for the person to express what they want to say as well as harder to understand what is being said to them.  This can cause frustrations for both the person living with dementia and the …

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Brain Health

As public awareness of dementia grows, more people are keen to find out what they can do to reduce their risk of developing dementia.  According to a growing body of evidence there are practical steps we CAN take NOW to reduce our risk, no matter what age we are.  Alzheimers …

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