Living well with dementia

There are lots of things you can do to live well with dementia.

Being diagnosed with dementia will probably have come as a shock to you, as well as your whānau/family and friends. However, there is a lot you can do to ensure you remain as independent as possible and continue to enjoy life for a long time to come.

Remember, you are not alone. Contact your local Alzheimers organisation for support or information on 0800 004 001.

Use the links below to find information on ways to live well with dementia. As well as dealing with the difficulties you are facing now, it's important to be prepared for the future


Booklet: Living well with dementia

A guide for people diagnosed with dementia

This booklet is written for people who have been diagnosed with dementia to give you information and to help you continue to live well. 

The booklet suggests ways to look after yourself including how to adjust to change and managing your day, as well as working, driving, keeping involved and active and planning for the future. 

Click here to download the booklet (PDF).