We’ve all been guilty of memory lapses at times—forgetting a birthday or anniversary, that special ingredient we were supposed to pick up at the shops, where we put our car keys or where we parked our car. And more often than not, we joke about these memory lapses and tease each other about them.
However, for the more than 400,000 Australians and 60,000 New Zealanders who currently live with dementia, issues with remembering things are no laughing matter. Statistics from Alzheimer’s New Zealand also show the number of women with dementia is around 30 per cent higher than the number of men with the disease. With these types of statistics, chances are that you or a loved one may be suffering from dementia. Watch our panel's interview with Tamar Krebs to learn more about how we can take care of ourselves and our loved ones.