Dementia Wellington

Community Organisation

Dementia Wellington
55 Hutt Road
Petone
Lower Hutt 5012
254 days ago

We need your help please!

Kirstie Wilton from Dementia Wellington

Dementia Wellington is holding our first appeal of the year. The Wellington Appeal will be held on Saturday 30 March in supermarkets across Wellington, the northern suburbs, and Porirua. We have sixteen sites to fill and we need lots of people to help us raise money for local families affected by … View moreDementia Wellington is holding our first appeal of the year. The Wellington Appeal will be held on Saturday 30 March in supermarkets across Wellington, the northern suburbs, and Porirua. We have sixteen sites to fill and we need lots of people to help us raise money for local families affected by dementia, so please sign up now to volunteer as a collector.

To book your spot, simply click the link below and enter the code: n85yq (please copy and paste as the code is case sensitive)

www.schoolinterviews.co.nz...

If you have any trouble at all, just give us a call 04 972 2595 and we can help you sign up.

And for those of you outside Wellington, don’t worry if you can’t volunteer this time as we will be holding appeals in Kapiti and the Hutt region later in the year.

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1017 days ago

Riddlers Crescent Resdients - Anyone missing a black cat?

Kirstie Wilton from Dementia Wellington

Hi,
Yesterday a black short haired cat with its left ear clipped looked very unwell and distressed so I took it the Wellington pet Group - Petone, on the corner of Jackson & Cuba Sts, Ph 380-9827.
Should you have any questions just call Kirstie 972-2595.

1046 days ago

Dementia Education

Kirstie Wilton from Dementia Wellington

Alzheimers Wellington hold several workshops throughout the year for supporters of a person with dementia as we know just how hard it is to be that support!

See our flyer below for our Dementia Essentials 101 & 102 details.

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1067 days ago

Tips for celebrating Christmas with a friend or family member with dementia

Kirstie Wilton from Dementia Wellington

Christmas is a time for getting together with family and friends, but the change in routine and extra people can be overwhelming for someone with dementia. Luckily, there are ways to make your festive event easier if your guest list includes a person with dementia.
• If the house becomes very … View more
Christmas is a time for getting together with family and friends, but the change in routine and extra people can be overwhelming for someone with dementia. Luckily, there are ways to make your festive event easier if your guest list includes a person with dementia.
• If the house becomes very busy, designate a ‘quiet room’ without television or music where the person with dementia can rest but still be part of the festivities.
• Think of activities the person may enjoy doing, and try to involve them in what you are doing, even if it’s helping with chores like cooking or tidying. Most people like to participate and be helpful.
• Singing carols is a good activity to do with a group of people, with the added bonus of stimulating both mind and body.
• Reminiscing about ‘my first memory of Christmas’ or ‘The most disastrous Christmas dinner’ can be great inter-generational fun, children love hearing about the olden days.
• If the house is unfamiliar to the person with dementia, labels on some doors (like the bathroom and kitchen) may be useful, and consider keeping the section/house safe.
• At night time, keep a few lights on so the person with dementia is less likely to get confused and/or disorientated.
• At meal times, avoid overloading your guest’s plate, as a full plate can be quite daunting and confusing, instead encourage going back for seconds!
• Consider designating one person to be the ‘buddy’ for the person with dementia and take turns sharing this role.
• Most importantly, remember to have fun, it’s okay to laugh and with a little bit of planning your festive get-togethers can be inclusive and enjoyable for everyone.
If you are concerned about memory loss in yourself or a loved one, Alzheimers Wellington offers advice, support and services for people affected by dementia across the Wellington region. Contact 0800 004 001 or www.alzheimers.org.nz...
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