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World Alzheimer's Month

Typical Coaster by Phil Walsh

Light hearted and entertaining, Typical Coaster is the story of one boy's aspirations, accomplishments, disasters and emerging maturity. Woven into the latter part of this saga is a peek into Buller's past. Interrelationships with - and the rise and fall of - the Westport Abattoir are explored. This is where Phil enters the world of the working man. Learn what motivates the man within the boy and the free spirit that has the power to draw him away from his beloved West Coast. Uniquely West Coast in character, Author Phil Walsh is donating proceeds from the sale of his latest book to Dementia Canterbury. 

We are selling copies at Dementia Canterbury's Reception for $30 per copy. If you would like to hear more, come along to one of the book launches. Click here for locations and dates.

Click here to listen to Phil's interview with Carly Flynn on Radio Live.


September: World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year. 

Over 60,000 Kiwis are living with Dementia today, and that number is expected to triple by 2050. The impact of World Alzheimer's Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem that requires global action.

Our Manager, Darral Campbell, recently spoke to Radio Live about Dementia and what we're doing to support those affected. Click here to listen to the interview.


Our New Location

Welcome everyone to our new offices at 3/49 Sir William Pickering Drive, Burnside, Christchurch.  If you need any up to date information on any of our services, please email admin@dementiacanterbury.org.nz or phone 03 379 2590 or 0800 444 776.


Changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney

There have been some recent changes to EPA forms. 

For more information go to: Super Seniors
http://www.superseniors.msd.govt.nz/finance-planning/enduring-power-of-attorney/