NZ Framework for Dementia Care


Category: Health and Social - Residential Care
Updated on: 11-Jun-2016

For Evaluation

Title: 10 signs of Dementia

Source/Link: NZ

Description: 10 signs of dementia resources. Several different formats are available, including infographic, pamphlet and text.

Target Audience: Carers, care home staff, families, older people, GP, RN, OT. We have included links to multiple sites, as they have different formats that may be of use of different audiences.

Appropriate Audience: Most people may benefit from a resource of this type.

Notes: Please contact Alzheimers NZ for NZ resource, or your regional Alzheimers or Dementia organisation.

Pricing: Printing costs for these resources would need to be covered by the distributor. 

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 13 Dec 2016, 2:33 PM

Title: The Wicking Centre massive open online course (MOOC): Understanding Dementia


Website: and

Description: Participants in the Understanding Dementia MOOC will gain an increased knowledge of dementia, including its causes, symptoms and ways of responding to the needs of people living with the condition. The aim of this fully on-line course is to maximise the quality of life of people living with dementia, their families and carers. Participants will learn about the brain, the diseases causing dementia, and the person experiencing the condition, and have the opportunity to engage with a community of like-minded participants from across the globe.

Target Audience: People with an interest in dementia. This is an appropriate course for health care practitioners entering the field of dementia care, students, carers and families that wish to know more about dementia.

Appropriate Audience: All people with an interest in dementia will benefit from this course.

Notes: The Wicking Centre runs this MOOC several times over the course of the year. This is an Australian based course.

Pricing: This is a freely available MOOC run by the Wicking Centre out of University of Tasmania.

Contact Person: Access to the MOOC’s designed by the Wicking Centre require registration. Upon registration, you can join discussion boards. The contact page can be found here

Contacts for the Wicking Centre can be found on this webpage:

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 10 May 2017, 1:35 PM

Title: Careerforce - Describe interaction, supports and reporting for people with dementia in an aged care, health, or disability context -Unit standard 26974 iLearn resource




Description: This is an open online course developed by Alzheimer's NZ and Careerforce for people interested in understanding how to support someone with dementia. Topics include: Dementia and its effects; Interacting with a person with dementia; Community support services for people with dementia; Reporting requirements for dementia carers.


Target Audience: Family/Whānau, Home & Community Care support workers, Aged residential care staff



Freephone: 0800 277 486
Phone: 03 371 9295
Fax: 03 371 9285


Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 28 Jun 2017, 3:22 PM

Title: Dementia Centre – Better for Everyone



A toolkit drawn from experience – a project called Encouraging Best Practice in Residential Aged Care: Reducing behaviours of concern in residential aged care by working with staff, families and the physical environment.


The toolkit focuses on four areas of change:

·         implementing a mentoring programme,

·         providing staff education

·         auditing and making changes to the physical environment, and

·         providing education and support to residents’ families.


What does the kit include?

·         an overall toolkit for managers of facilities, including training materials and evaluation tools

·         a booklet for staff

·         a booklet for families.



Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 29 Sep 2017, 11:34 AM