Today is a historic day with the release of the Dementia Action Plan for New Zealand. This has involved a tremendous amount of collaboration and input from hundreds of individuals and groups passionate about improving the quality of dementia care in New Zealand. A collaboration between Dementia New Zealand, Alzheimers NZ and the New Zealand Dementia Cooperative sees a strong commitment to put forward a recommendation to government on the changes needed to improve support and services vital to the health, independence and quality of those in our communities affected by dementia.
The plan has been shared with Minister David Clark and Hon Jenny Salesa MP. We remain prepared and committed to supporting those living with dementia in the community, their carers and families with hope that this plan will be implemented. Click the link below to read the action plan.