NZ will value people with dementia and those who support them, so that they can live well.
To co-operate and collaborate with like-minded people who are passionate about advancing knowledge of approaches to dementia care in New Zealand.
To promote life after a diagnosis of dementia;
To facilitate dialogue and support the implementation of a national framework for dementia care with local flexibility.
To increase awareness and understanding of dementia by government and the wider community through collaborative action;
To contribute to, and thereby influence, national policy development regarding dementia specific services, workforce and education;
To coordinate nationwide action and effort by knowledge sharing thus avoiding duplication of effort;
To influence practice by providing impetus for, and input into, dementia care initiatives;
To encourage timely diagnosis and early intervention;
To encourage specialised training for all service providers working with people with dementia and their carers;
To promote New Zealand-based research into dementia based on identified areas of need.
To develop and promote a standard of excellence in dementia care aligned to international trends.