Online Support Groups – Living with Dementia

Online Support Groups – Living with Dementia


There are two new online options available for people living with dementia. Find out more about these services below.

Caring for the Carers

First up, our brand new online Caring for the Carers programme which launched today as part of the Dementia Learning Centre, our hub of excellence for dementia education.  Caring for the Carers is a self-directed programme that offers tips, resources and advice around mental and physical wellbeing, rest and relaxation, and diet and lifestyle.

As you know, caring for someone with dementia can be a tough journey, but it can also be a time of deep bonding and closer connections. It’s not easy caring for someone with dementia by any means, but we hope the Caring for the Carers programme might help make that journey just a bit easier.

Find out more about this here.

Young Onset Dementia Support Group

People under 66 who have been diagnosed with dementia can now access online support through a Young Onset Dementia Support Group.

Get involved – join a group

  • Meet regularly and make friends with other New Zealanders who have been diagnosed with young onset dementia
  • Meetings are held online, so there is no need to leave your home
  • Discuss experiences, problems, and strategies for living with dementia
  • Exchange practical information
  • Stay actively involved in your community
  • Days and times can be flexible to suit the level of interest


Technical support is provided for first-time users of video conferencing software.

For further information or to sign up, please contact:

Brigid Ryan, PhD, University of Auckland
027 699 7960