NZ Framework for Dementia Care


Category: People Affected by Dementia - Policy and Legal Issues
Updated on: 11-Jun-2016

I Have Dementia. Try Walking in My Shoes: This is a dementia awareness poster developed by the DHB South Island Alliance for use by families and health care teams.

Dementia awareness poster South Island Alliance.pdf

Contributor: Shereen  Moloney - 11 Jul 2016, 3:38 PM

Title: Dementia Economic Impact Report



Description: The Alzheimers New Zealand economic impact reports are the primary information source on the size and scale of the dementia challenge in New Zealand.  They help to inform decision-making around dementia policy.

This is the third economic impact report commissioned by Alzheimers New Zealand. 

Appropriate Audience: Anyone impacted by dementia


Phone: 04 387 8264
Fax Number: 04 387 9682
Physical Address: Level 4, West Block, Education House, 178 -182, Willis St, Wellington

Postal Address: PO Box 11-288, Manners St Postshop, Wellington. 6142

Contact Email:

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 12 Apr 2017, 12:41 PM

Title: Public Trust – Personal Assist – The stress free way to manage financial and property matters


Description: Services for older people including financial management, property maintenance, and assistance in transitioning to a retirement village or rest home.

Target Audience: Older people

Appropriate Audience: Older people, family/whānau of older people


Phone: 0800 371 471


Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 28 Jul 2017, 4:38 PM

Title: Dementia: Stigma, Language, and Dementia-friendly



Description: This article discusses the stigmatization of people with dementia, the role of language in that stigmatization, and how a lack of inclusion undermines Dementia-friendly initiatives.


Kate Swaffer – 

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 04 Aug 2017, 12:08 PM

Title: Te Ara Whakapiri – Principles and Guidance for the Last Days of Life


Description: Te Ara Whakapiri: Principles and guidance for the last days of life outlines the essential components and considerations required to promote quality care at the end of life for all adults in New Zealand. It also provides examples of useful approaches and tools that will serve as aids for the development of national and/or local resources as part of implementation.

The guidance document is based on an extensive evaluation of the available literature and is informed by local research. This ensures it is applicable to the unique context that is Aotearoa New Zealand.

The document has been endorsed by key professional health organisations in New Zealand. It marks a major step towards ensuring that all health care services across the country are focused on delivering the very best care for people who are dying and for their family/whānau whatever the setting.


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Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 04 Aug 2017, 12:34 PM