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Knowledge Exchange

Seminar Series One: Dementia

There is a great deal of misinformation in the world about dementia. Which might create compelling headlines, but gets in the way of people really understanding what it is, and how it might affect us and others.


Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a group of symptoms that change and damage the brain. The most common symptoms include changes in: memory, thinking, behaviour, personality and emotion. Anyone can get dementia but the likelihood increases as people age.


It is anticipated that the number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly double every 20 years. Meaning more and more New Zealanders will want to prepare for dementia as part of their life.


The Selwyn Institute has invited Dr Maree Todd, Geriatrician consultant for Auckland DHB to share her knowledge, and understanding, of dementia. Dr Maree Todd is a UK graduated doctor in medicine and surgery. She specialised in geriatric medicine and has a special interest in elder abuse, dementia, Parkinson’s and falls. She has many years of experience in this field and works as a specialist geriatrician consultant for Auckland DHB.

When: Friday, 27th April 2018 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Where: Multi-function Room, Selwyn Heights
Cost: Gold coin donation