A diagnosis of dementia deeply affects each and every one it touches.
Dementia is a challenge to one’s identity, it may impact the way others see us and the way we see ourselves. Many of those living with dementia feel denied of their abilities to participate within the community as they have before their diagnosis, for fear of the unknown as their condition progresses.
Dementia New Zealand, have challenged themselves to create and awareness of the condition, and educate and encourage our New Zealand community to see those with dementia as the person and not the diagnosis. In doing so, there is understanding that there are practical steps that can be taken to considerately identify those with dementia in a community situation.