Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust
What is the Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust?
The Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust Inc. (Charities Act Registration number CC26344) was established in 2004 to receive and allocate grants for dementia research purposes.
It is the only national trust in New Zealand solely dedicated to promoting and supporting dementia research.
JOGYOURMEMORY RUN - Organised by Millie & Georgia Higinbottom
“Just over one year ago our Nana Marg passed away nine years after she was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Our Nana Marg, was so giving and generous in her life. She was a very caring, selfless person and gave to community events. She was a great listener and always had time for anyone and everyone. However, we got to see Alzheimer’s brain disease slowly rob her of her memory, to the point where she didn’t even recognise her own reflection, let alone us. We saw all the pain our poppa and family went through and want to prevent others from going through the same thing. We really want to give back and honour our Nana Marg’s life by raising money to donate to the charity ‘Alzheimer’s New Zealand Charitable Trust” so hopefully in the near future a cure can be found for this horrible brain disease. “
In April Millie & Georgia ran along with 20 other people a total of 300km from Napier to Lake Ferry. As a group they ran 100 km per day for 3 days. Each runner covered over half a marathon per day! Every runner covered 75km all up.
The run was a huge success and raised $20,802.70 for the Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust for a dementia research project in the memory of Nana Marg.
A big thank you to Millie & Georgia and all who supported this special event.
What is Dementia?
Throughout the world someone is diagnosed with dementia every 3.2 seconds. Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms caused by diseases that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. Millions of people throughout the world live with dementia. Millions more families and friends live with the daily challenges of dementia. People of all ages, ethnicity and intellectual ability can be affected by dementia and while it is more common in people aged over 65, younger people are also affected. Dementia is distressing and progressive and its effects are far reaching.
The Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust Small Project Rounds
The Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust Small Project Round for 2019
The Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust is solely dedicated to dementia research. The Trust’s primary objective is to support individuals and organisations undertaking medical and social research for the benefit of people (directly or indirectly) affected by dementia.
In 2019 $10,000 is available for research focused on the health and social aspects of dementia. Any relevant topic will be considered.
Please visit our links page for another opportunity for research funding from Alzheimers New Zealand.
Why Invest in Dementia Research?
Developing new strategies for managing and treating dementia relies on understanding these diseases through research.