NZ Framework for Dementia Care


Current Debates
Category: Ethical,Spritual,Legal - Ethical
Updated on: 11-Jun-2016

Title: Alzheimers Disease International (ADI) reports on Dementia Friendly Communities



Description: A dementia friendly community can be defined as: a place or culture in which people with dementia and their carers are empowered, supported and included in society, understand their rights and recognise their full potential.

This set of reports from ADI outlines key principles in creating dementia friendly communities, and gives an overview of the progress made in creating dementia friendly communities worldwide.

Target Audience: Business owners, service providers, HCP

Appropriate Audience: Anyone who comes into contact with people with dementia and the people that care for them.

Pricing: Nil, available free to download from the ADI website.

Contact Person: Contact details for ADI can be found at and email

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 12 Apr 2017, 12:09 PM





You will be aware that the mental health inquiry is underway. Submissions are due by 5pm Friday 05 June 2018.

They can be electronic, by phone or posted. We checked, and dementia is regarded as a mental illness and so we can all put in a submission about dementia and the services.

The questions asked are

  • What's working well?
  • What's not working well?
  • What could be done better? 
  • What sort of society would be best for the mental health of all of our people? 
  • Anything else you want to tell us? 

So, there is plenty of scope for you to talk about what really matters.

The NZDC Board will be putting in a submission. However, the more people who write in about dementia, the greater the impact. We hope that this will result in some action and that improvements in the care of people with dementia will result.

Contributor: Chris Perkins - 14 May 2018, 1:07 PM