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.
Your local Alzheimers organisation
Napier and Hastings
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.
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
Hutt Valley DHB
Capital & Coast DHB
Hawkes Bay DHB
The Family Justice system is designed to help people resolve family issues, where possible, without going to court.
Assistance with finding a lawer, and understanding laws.
Find information about Enduring Power of Attorney.
Age Concerns offer expertise and knowledge of all available services for older people as well as social activities.
Health and Disability Commission
The Health and Disability Commission will help to make sure you know your rights.
Where your Will 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 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
Work and Income New Zealand
Apply to WINZ for financial assistance
The Ministry of Health will work to find out what your needs are, and identify possible funding and support opportunities available to you.
Life Unlimited offer Hearing Therapists, and other services.
The New Zealand Audiology Society
Apply for hearing aid funding, and hearing health tests
Continence New Zealand
Further advice on managing incontinence and promoting good bladder and bowel health
Work and Income New Zealand
Benefits and financial assistance.
Eldernet 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.
Alzheimers Disease International
Dementia Alliance International
Your Brain Matters
Alzheimer Society (Canada)
Alzheimer’s Society (UK)
Alzheimer’s Association (USA)
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