Our work

Our voice

Bringing about positive changes for all people affected by dementia is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to those affected by dementia being able to access all their rights as New Zealand citizens.

We advocate for all people affected by dementia to be understood, have their needs met, to be able to live fulfilling lives, and have access to appropriate care and support whatever their situation. The voices of those affected by dementia provides the basis for our work. 

Our vision is a Dementia Friendly New Zealand, where organisations, communities, health services and national policies are all supportive of those affected by dementia. 

Our work in this area includes:

  • Supporting a Consumer Advisor Group to help inform policy and activities around dementia advocacy
  • Working with our local Alzheimers organisations to champion the needs of those affected by dementia
  • Working with other groups to advocate for the needs of those affected by dementia
  • Engaging with government officials and groups
  • Direct approaches to Government via meetings with Ministers, submissions etc.
  • Circulation and production of information about dementia
  • Encouraging others to promote the voice of those affected by dementia