New Zealand Dementia Cooperative FAQs

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The NZDC consists of people who are passionate about advancing knowledge of approaches to dementia care in NZ, willing to work together and drive a collaborate approach throughout NZ, and keen to share resources, expertise, knowledge, trials and errors.
We have over 900 members, who come from a wide range of occupations and backgrounds including medical, nursing, allied health, managers, policy analysts, academics and people with dementia and carers. Members are from small private providers, large corporations, not-for-profit, religious and welfare organisations, professional organisations, educational organisations, Ministries and DHBs from all around New Zealand. Members choose how actively they participate in NZDC activities.  
Individuals become members by filling out the membership form on this page or by contacting the National Director and asking to be added to the database. PLEASE NOTE: Simply creating a login to the web portal does not make you a member of the NZDC.  You need to take the further step of filling out the membership form (here) to become a member.
The NZDC is a medium to channel knowledge and expertise into the national and local policy debate. It offers opportunities for the sector to engage at all levels in the decision making process, and for the sector and government to work in partnership on policy and service development.

The value of the NZDC is in our capacity to bring together different disciplines, areas of policy and practice, decision makers, practitioners, researchers and people with lived experience of dementia. The Cooperative aims to address policy questions and seek solutions, to create consensus, and support multi-disciplinary and across-agency policies and practice, enabling members to contribute their expertise and knowledge to improve the quality of care nationally.

As a member, you will receive an update every month, be informed about developments in dementia care around NZ, receive email notification of web portal posts in your areas of interest, have the opportunity to attend network meetings and participate in activities and consultation.
Click on the registration button, and complete the registration process.  A notification is sent to our administrative team to authorise your registration, at which point you will recieve an email confirming your access to the site.

Why do we have the acceptance stage?
Often there are unsolicited attempts to access the site, we need to be mindful of these and take precautions to ensure the accepted registrants of this portal are genuine and willing active participants in the dementia care discussions.
You will be able to log in. Once you are logged in, more buttons will appear, allowing you to subscribe to get an email when content is added, add content yourself, join discussion groups, share opinions, comment on other's opinions.

As well as this, you will be able to create your own content for others to contribute, comment and reply to.

This portal is aimed at being the authoritative source of dementia information for New Zealand and abroad - but it needs your imput to work.


Once you have logged in successfully, you will see your name appear at the top right of the screen.  To view your member specific action panel, hover your mouse over your name and this will reveal the options now available to you as a member.

These actions include (but are not limited to):
- My Profile
- My Blogs / Create a blog
- My Forums / Create a forum
- Member files
and much more...

General

The NZDC consists of people who are passionate about advancing knowledge of approaches to dementia care in NZ, willing to work together and drive a collaborate approach throughout NZ, and keen to share resources, expertise, knowledge, trials and errors.

Membership

We have over 900 members, who come from a wide range of occupations and backgrounds including medical, nursing, allied health, managers, policy analysts, academics and people with dementia and carers. Members are from small private providers, large corporations, not-for-profit, religious and welfare organisations, professional organisations, educational organisations, Ministries and DHBs from all around New Zealand. Members choose how actively they participate in NZDC activities.  
Individuals become members by filling out the membership form on this page or by contacting the National Director and asking to be added to the database. PLEASE NOTE: Simply creating a login to the web portal does not make you a member of the NZDC.  You need to take the further step of filling out the membership form (here) to become a member.
The NZDC is a medium to channel knowledge and expertise into the national and local policy debate. It offers opportunities for the sector to engage at all levels in the decision making process, and for the sector and government to work in partnership on policy and service development.

The value of the NZDC is in our capacity to bring together different disciplines, areas of policy and practice, decision makers, practitioners, researchers and people with lived experience of dementia. The Cooperative aims to address policy questions and seek solutions, to create consensus, and support multi-disciplinary and across-agency policies and practice, enabling members to contribute their expertise and knowledge to improve the quality of care nationally.

As a member, you will receive an update every month, be informed about developments in dementia care around NZ, receive email notification of web portal posts in your areas of interest, have the opportunity to attend network meetings and participate in activities and consultation.
Click on the registration button, and complete the registration process.  A notification is sent to our administrative team to authorise your registration, at which point you will recieve an email confirming your access to the site.

Why do we have the acceptance stage?
Often there are unsolicited attempts to access the site, we need to be mindful of these and take precautions to ensure the accepted registrants of this portal are genuine and willing active participants in the dementia care discussions.
You will be able to log in. Once you are logged in, more buttons will appear, allowing you to subscribe to get an email when content is added, add content yourself, join discussion groups, share opinions, comment on other's opinions.

As well as this, you will be able to create your own content for others to contribute, comment and reply to.

This portal is aimed at being the authoritative source of dementia information for New Zealand and abroad - but it needs your imput to work.


Portal Guides

Once you have logged in successfully, you will see your name appear at the top right of the screen.  To view your member specific action panel, hover your mouse over your name and this will reveal the options now available to you as a member.

These actions include (but are not limited to):
- My Profile
- My Blogs / Create a blog
- My Forums / Create a forum
- Member files
and much more...