30 May

Tips on Looking After Yourself in Level 2  

Please see this flyer on taking care of yourself and others during Level 2 of COVID-19.

15 May

Tips on Daily Living during Level 2  

Please see this flyer on daily living during Level 2, particularly for those vulnerable to COVID-19.

13 May

Try these great activities to relieve the last of the lockdown lethargy:

Listen Online

Tune-in to hear stories read by Christchurch librarians, a chapter at a time. "Campfire" has been put together with the older adult community in mind and in collaboration with Age Concern.

Activities in the Garden

Watch and listen to staff member Lee Andrews discuss autumn garden activities and make a pinecone bird-feeder.

9 May

Tips on Living Well in Your Bubble  

Please see this flyer with tips about looking after yourself and those in your bubble.

7 May

Exercise Video 4  

The next set of gentle exercises from our activities coordinator, Diane.

1 May

Pointers on Level 3 of COVID-19   

Please see our latest flyer on Alert Level 3 of COVID-19 for people with dementia and their care-partners.

24 April

More Tips on Activities  

Please see our latest flyer with tips on activities for people with dementia and their care-partners.

23 April

Seminar: For Adult Relatives of People with Dementia  

Find out from Psychiatrist, Dr Matthew Croucher, about the impact of dementia within families such as changing roles and managing conflicts, as well as a word on genetic inheritance and dementia. A handout for the seminar is available here.    

22 April

Exercise Video 3  

The next exercise video from Diane to keep the mind and body moving.

19 April

Tips for Reducing Anxiety and Building Resilience  

Please see our latest flyer with tips for people with dementia and their care-partners.

16 April

Tips on Supporting Loved Ones  

Please see our flyer about supporting a person in residential care.

14 April

We hope your Easter break was peaceful.

Exercise Video 2  

Our staff member Diane has produced another exercise video.

News Story  

Our client Mark and wife Lyn featured in a heart-wrenching story in Stuff and The Press this weekend.

9 April 

Tips on Activities  

Please see our latest flyer with lots of tips on activities for people with dementia and their care-partners.

6 April

Tips on Staying Well  

Please see our latest flyer with tips for people with dementia and their care-partners.

2 April

Exercise Video 1  

Diane, a Dementia Canterbury staff member, is a registered exercise professional. She has prepared a short exercise video to keep the mind and body moving.

27 March

Message from Dementia Canterbury  

A message from Dementia Canterbury's manager, Darral Campbell.

25 March



JUST A REMINDER: All Dementia Canterbury  groups, cafes, seminars and education services, and all home and office visits, are suspended until further notice. We remain open for phone contact and will be contacting all clients.

For dementia related emergencies please phone Older Persons Mental Health  on 03 337 7765, and press option 3. For any other health issues phone the Government Helpline 0800 779 997 or dedicated Heathline 0800 358 5453.

Stay Well – Warmest Wishes from the Dementia Canterbury Team


With Coronavirus / COVID-19 starting to spread through our communities, New Zealand will move to Alert Level 4 tonight,  March 25, from 11.59pm. We need to act quickly to stop this spread. The Ministry of Health is doing everything we can to make sure that we keep your health and disability supports in place. More information is available at

How to get ready for Alert Level 4

Today, 25 March at 11.59pm, all New Zealanders have to follow the rules for the Government’s Alert Level 4.

Alert Level 4 is put in place to stop the virus spreading by keeping most people at home for the next four weeks.

The virus will not be able to keep spreading if it can’t pass from one person to another. The Prime Minister has said that the Alert Level 4 will be in place for 4 weeks but may last longer if COVID-19 is not under control at the end of that period.

When we are at Level 4:

  •  Everyone has to stay at home except essential workers which may include health and disability support workers.
  •  If you are in the high-risk group (over 70 years old, have certain health conditions listed on the Ministry of Health website), stay at home and ask others to help you.
  • Anyone going out in the community, including your support person, will need to keep physical distance from other people and follow good hygiene rules.
  • Supermarkets, health services, service stations and banks will be available but will change the way they provide their services.
  • There will be no child care centres, schools or universities open.
  •  Shops will not be allowed to open unless they are needed.
  • Cafes, restaurants, and bars will all close.
  • Travel is only allowed in emergency situations.
  •  Non-urgent health services may be cancelled so that healthcare workers can help where they are needed.

This is a situation that no one in New Zealand has ever been in before. We know that you may be worried about how you will manage, but support is being put in place for those who most need it.

Remember, although you may not be able to have visitors at home, it is important to stay in touch with the people close to you. You can do this via phone or social media. The Ministry of Health will be providing regular updates specifically for those at risk.

Still Me Campaign

This September is Alzheimers (Dementia) Awareness Month and Dementia NZ has launched it’s Still Me campaign to help change the way we think, feel and talk about dementia. It is a reminder that we need to see the person not the condition and to recognise the brave person who is supporting them.

How can I get involved?

- Host a get-together. Find out more at:
- Show your support and donate to support anyone affected by dementia…/magnolia-month-supporting-demen…

- Click here to purchase a T-Shirt

- Donate at your local Westpac Bank (look for these donation boxes)


Charity Golf Day

Sponsored by Lexus of Christchurch

Pegasus Golf and Sports Club

Friday 6 March 2020

  • Ambrose Format
  • Registration from 12 noon
  • Pre-tournament lunch
  • Shotgun start 1pm
  • Golf carts for all players
  • Refreshments on course
  • Pre-dinner drink and nibbles, dinner, prize-giving and auction
  • $895 team of four

To register contact:
Deb Parker 03 379 2590  021 477 359
Mike Godinet 0275324724