NZ Framework for Dementia Care


Category: Specific Populations - Asian
Updated on: 11-Jun-2016

Title: CALD Guidelines for Dementia Patients in Aged Residential Care

Attachments: nzbooklets_CALD guidelines

Description: Research undertaken by University of Auckland researchers has been compiled into a comprehensive set of guidelines for people working in dementia care with people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Target Audience: Carers, care home facilities, GP, RN, other HCP involved in care including SLT, OT, DT, etc.

Appropriate Audience: This may be appropriate for any HCP engaging with people living with dementia and CALD people.

Notes: Guide is available in hard copy if required. Please email the author for copies.

Pricing: Electronic version is available for download or hard copy by contacting Dr Cheung.

Contact Person: Dr Gary Cheung Phone: 64 9 923 9491 and email:

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 13 Dec 2016, 3:09 PM

Dementia: Updates on Primary Care Assessment Pathway: Part I, Part II

Announcement of the forth-coming presentation of the Cross Cultural Interest Group.

"Dementia: Updates on primary care assessment pathway

Part I: Do Asians have different needs?

Part II: How best can we explore the needs and engage Asians in Dementia research?"

This session will be accessible concurrently on the webcast for those who are unable to attend in person.

This presentation is the first of two aiming at first presenting an update on primary care assessment pathways to identify the needs in the general population and if possible to address the issue whether Asian’s needs are similar. The second presentation and workshop (see the next flyer in June) intends to involve interested members to share their experience in a discussion group to assist the researchers in answering the question as to how one could engage Asians in dementia research intended to highlight the needs and pathways involved in care. Whilst it would be beneficial for the audience to attend both sessions, members could choose to attend one or the other depending on their interest. It is hoped that our members could give constructive feedbacks –a challenging new function for our group.

Dementia is a growing clinical issue for general practice with more elderly people around and more people with dementia and their families staying at home. According to the presenters, the first session of this dementia series will overview what one needs to know to best use the support available from the PHO and DHB. The second session will involve one as participants of a research workshop exploring the utility of primary care based cognitive impairment pathway for Asians and identifying enablers and barriers for Asians to be involved in dementia research.

The presenters would like to seek feedback on their current plans to (i) evaluate the implementation of a cognitive impairment pathway in East Auckland where it has the highest density of Chinese population in NZ; and (ii) develop the methodology, using the 10/66 protocol for Chinese and Indian people in a future dementia prevalence study research involving all major ethnic groups in NZ.

For more information please see the flyer attached.


Dr Michal Boyd is a Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and Associate Professor with the School of Nursing and the Freemasons’ Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Auckland.

Dr Gary Cheung is an Old Age Specialist Psychiatrist. He currently holds a joint appointment between Auckland District Health Board as a Community Old Age Psychiatrist and the University of Auckland as a Senior Lecturer. He is the Director of Academic Programme for the Auckland Regional Psychiatric Training Programme.

Dr Sarah Cullum is a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Auckland and an Old Age Specialist Psychiatrist at Middlemore hospital in South Auckland.


All members, mental health workers, clinicians, managers

of services and interpreters are welcome. The presentation

and subsequent discussions would be of use to those who

have to work with elderly Asian persons, such as GPs, staff

and managers of rest homes, and Mental Health

Services for Older People.

As the presentation also involves using language relevant

research protocols, interpreters would likely find the talk

useful for their work.

Contributor: Shereen  Moloney - 26 Apr 2017, 11:19 AM