Booklets and fact sheets


Our booklets cover many question that people with dementia, their families/whānau and friends may have. Knowing what to expect can help everyone prepare for what is coming, and knowing about what support and services are available is key to living well with dementia.

These books are a comprehensive resource specifically tailored for a New Zealand audience. They are based on the latest insights and research, and we hope you find them useful.

A few printed booklets are available from your local Alzheimers organisation.


These booklets can be downloaded (PDF) and printed:

Downloadable information sheets

These sheets are available in pdf format for you to download and read or print out.

To read the pdfs you will need Acrobat Reader, which most computers already have installed. This can be downloaded for free from the Adobe Website.

  1. Alzheimer's Disease

  2. Communicating with a person with dementia

  3. Dental Health for People with Dementia (English and Maori)

  4. Residential Care general

  5. Incontinence

  6. Residential Care checklist

  7. Understanding behaviours

  8. Preventing Falls

  9. Dementia and Driving Factsheet

  10. The LTSA's Older Drivers Licence Renewal factsheet

  11. Dementia

  12. Personal Care

  13. Wandering

  14. Nutrition for Older People Affected by Dementia

  15. Legal Matters

  16. Caring for the Carer

  17. Travelling with dementia

  18. Understanding your feelings - notes for carers

  19. Younger people with dementia

  20. Grief and loss

What is dementia?

What is dementia?

This brochure gives a brief introduction into what dementia is, the common symptoms of dementia and what should be done if you are concerned about someone you know.

This brochure is available in English, Maori, Samoan, Hindi, Korean and Traditional Chinese.


Please contact your local Alzheimers organisation or Alzheimers NZ for a free hard copy of this resource.

The Dementia Booklet

The Dementia Booklet


This booklet is for caregivers and family of those affected by dementia. It covers a number of topics including detailed information on dementia and Alzheimer's disease, care practices, coping strategies and relief services.

It is available to order, please contact your local alzheimers organisation.

Booklet on residential care for  people affected by dementia

Booklet on residential care for people affected by dementia


Topics covered in this booklet include accessing long-term residential care, choosing a home, financial and legal issues and ongoing caring.

This is a valuable resource for people with dementia, their carers and families who are considering long-term residential care. Please contact your local Alzheimers organisation.

Just for you booklet

Just for you booklet


This booklet has been written for people with early stage dementia covers key areas of concern around diagnosis and support and what to expect.

It is available to order, please contact your local alzheimers organisation.

Personal care booklet

Personal care booklet


As caring for a person with dementia can be demanding, there may come a time when you need to hand over the caring role to other people. It is possible that because of unforeseen emergencies, you cannot be with your family member for a period of time and the responsibility of caring must be left to others who do not know your relative as well as you.

In your absence this Personal Care Book can enable the change-over to take place with minimal disruption, by describing the person you care for, their background and what is involved in their daily care requirements. The new carer, as well as gaining a better understanding of your family member, will also gain conversation topics from the book to help your relative feel more at ease.

It is available to order, please contact your local alzheimers organisation.

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please note that you cannot print this document.