Dementia is an umbrella term to describe a wide range of progressive neurological conditions.
It is not a normal part of ageing and can affect people of all cultures, intellectual abilities and lifestyles.
Dementia can affect people as young as 35.
Dementia is now the 3rd largest cause of death in New Zealand. There is no cure.
4 out of 5 people in New Zealand are affected in some way by dementia. It affects almost everyone.
There is an estimated 60,000 people living with dementia in New Zealand, these numbers are anticipated to triple by 2050.
Dementia Auckland is the only provider of free services to the community, receiving only 45% of funding from DHB's.
Our mission is to raise awareness, provide advice, education programmes and support to anyone who is affected by dementia.
Our team across the organisation is passionate about providing services and programmes that recognise each individual's needs, promotes wellness and increases independence.
A diagnosis of dementia is not just a diagnosis of an individual it's of an entire family. Each person who interacts with someone who has dementia is changed by the experience. Dementia Auckland provides the following services to the community.
If you would like to support Dementia Auckland through a donation click the button above and you can help us make a difference to the lives of everyone affected by dementia.