Dementia support

Dementia support

  • Support services and information for people affected by dementia and their family/whānau.
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For people with dementia and their whānau/carers

Alzheimers NZ(external link)
Freephone 0800 004 001. Support, information, education programmes and services for individuals and family/whanau affected by dementia in New Zealand.

Bupa Dementia Care(external link) 
Freephone 0800 60 80 99. Helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives by providing care homes, retirement villages, medical alarms and rehabilitation for individuals affected by dementia in New Zealand.

Dementia NZ(external link)
Freephone 0800 433 636. Providing support and education services to about 70% of New Zealand’s population affected by dementia, particularly in our larger cities, from Christchurch to Auckland.

Eldernet(external link)
Information service on issues affecting older people in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Mate wareware(external link)
Understanding dementia from a Māori perspective.

Seniorline(external link)
Seniorline is a national information service to help older people and their whānau navigate the health system. Seniorline provides information to assist older people to make decisions about staying at home, support for carers and residential care. If you can't find the information you are looking for on their website, you can call Seniorline on 0800 725 463. 

For carers of people with dementia

Carers NZ(external link) 
Freephone 0800 777 797. Provides information, support for all ages, resources, advice, meetings and more for people caring for family/whanau affected by dementia in New Zealand.


For healthcare providers

New Zealand Dementia Foundation(external link)
The New Zealand Dementia Foundation exists to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. They are an independent, national organisation connecting professionals to promote best practice dementia care through leadership in the areas of research, education, support, advocacy and influence.

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