On Day 10 of the #DAI #WAM2018 #Hello my name is blog series, we feature one of our DAI Board members, Alister Roberston from New Zealand. Following Alister’s diagnosis he was fortunate enough to attend a programme run by Dementia Hawkes Bay, two days a week. Alister has become an active member of DAI, and a very active advocate for raising awareness of dementia.
Alister is now a member of a Consumer Advisory Group for Alzheimer’s New Zealand, which has since lead to him being involved in preparing a briefing papers to government, contributing to the development of the Alzheimer’s NZ Dementia Services and Standards, a working group member to develop Dementia Friends program for NZ and committee member organising the next Alzheimer’s NZ Conference in 2018. Alister joined DAI in 2016 and participates in the various activities provided by DAI and would like to see more Kiwi’s become active members of DAI. Thank you Alister for sharing your story, and for all of the work you are doing.
Living well with dementia: Alister’s Story
This video was produced by Alzheimer’s New Zealand. It says on the YouTube site under this video that “By 2050, more than 170,000 Kiwis will be living with dementia. With the right support, it is possible to live well with dementia. Living well with dementia is about being valued and respected for who you are. This is Alister’s story. http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/
It is not too late to Register to attend their 2018 CONFERENCE – TACKLING DEMENTIA: IT’S EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS, being held in Auckland from October 25-27th, 2018.