Useful links

Here is a collection of useful websites that will help you and your whanau on the journey with dementia – from getting a diagnosis, to coping strategies.

Useful links

General information and support

Your local Alzheimers organisation

Dementia Auckland

Dementia Waikato

Dementia Lakes

Dementia Canterbury

Napier and Hastings  

Senior Line
Information for older people to make decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, homecare, day care and rest homes.

Citizen's Advice Bureau
The CAB service in New Zealand is about helping people to know and understand their rights and obligations.

Carers New Zealand
Carers NZ exists to support our country's family/whanau, and aiga carers.

Medical Advice and Counselling

The site features health news and events, information on health conditions as well as a comprehensive directory of health and well-being services.

Healthline is staffed by experienced registered nurses who can provide you with health information and advice on care.

24 hr telephone counselling

Dementia LakesHealth Services

For issues around EPAs or welfare concerns

Family court
Designed to help people resolve family issues, where possible, without going to court.

Law Society
Assistance with finding a lawer, and understanding laws.

Community Law
Find information about Enduring Power of Attorney.

Age Concern
Expertise and knowledge of all available services for older people as well as social activities.

Health and Disability Commission
Information on human rights issues.



Public Trust
Information on wills which can be written by a specialist, tailored to your individual needs.

Public Trust offers free half hour consultations for people with dementia, their families and supporters. The consultations can cover topics like your will, power of attorney or setting up a trust. To book an appointment and to find out more visit the Public Trust website or call Public Trust on 0800 156 015.

Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning Co-operative
Help with considering what the future might hold, and how to plan for it.



New Zealand Transport agency
Everything you need to know about road rules and driving in NZ


For issues around disability allowance and other benefits

Work and Income New Zealand
Information on financial assistance in NZ.


Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination (NASC) information

Health NZ
Find out what your needs are, and identify possible funding and support opportunities available to you.


For issues around hearing loss

Life Unlimited
Contacts with Hearing Therapists, and other services.

The New Zealand Audiology Society
Apply for hearing aid funding, and hearing health tests


For issues around incontinence

Continence New Zealand

Further advice on managing incontinence and promoting good bladder and bowel health


For issues around Aged Residential Care

Work and Income New Zealand
Information on benefits and financial assistance.

Provides you with timely, relevant information about services for older people in New Zealand

Ministry of Health
Services to assist people to live in a supported community environment.

For issues around home safety

Home Security List - US website

Information about ways to adapt home environment for a person living with dementia. 

International Associations


Alzheimers Disease International 

Dementia Alliance International

Alzheimers Australia

Your Brain Matters

Alzheimer Society (Canada)  

Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer’s Society (UK)

Alzheimer’s Association (USA)