NZ Framework for Dementia Care


Category: Health and Social - Assessment & Diagnosis
Updated on: 11-Jun-2016

Title: Ministry of Health – New Zealand Framework for Dementia Care



This publication provides DHBs and the health and social support sectors with a guide for developing their dementia care pathways.  The framework has three guiding principles:

·         following a person-centred and people-directed approach

·         providing accessible, proactive and integrated services that are flexible to meet a variety of needs

·         developing the highest possible standard of care.

The publication also highlights five key elements for effective dementia care:

·         awareness and risk reduction

·         assessment, diagnosis, early intervention and ongoing support

·         living well

·         meeting challenges to maximise wellbeing

·         end of life.

Overarching factors that must be considered across all five key elements are also identified:

·         education and training for people with dementia and their families and whānau

·         workforce education and training

·         readily accessible information

·         governance

·         family and whānau support

·         culturally appropriate services

·         funding streams

·         monitoring and evaluation

·         advocacy.




Phone: 0800855 066

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 03 Aug 2017, 10:45 AM