Alzheimer’s New Zealand Biennial Conference

Rotorua - Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre

With NZ and international dementia experts in attendance, this was the opportunity to showcase exciting developments in the areas of research, prevention and treatment of dementia.

It was important to make information accessible to a wide-ranging audience, particularly in the “extra-curricular” activities. We were lucky to have the Brain Health Centre’s inflatable brain on display. This amazing interactive exhibit allowed the delegates to literally step inside the brain to discover more about its inner workings.

Another experience that got everyone talking was an excerpt from the verbatim play about dementia -"The Keys are in the Margarine". Performed live, and using words and stories from real people, this piece gave delegates a powerful insight into what life is like for those affected by the disease.