Dementia Friendly Awards

There are two levels of award in the Dementia Friendly Recognition Programme – Working Towards Dementia Friendly and Dementia Friendly. 

Working Towards Dementia Friendly means your business or organisation has made tangible progress and has met fundamental criteria across five of seven standards.

Dementia Friendly means your business or organisation has met all seven standards.

Alzheimers NZ has accredited the businesses and organisations listed below as Dementia Friendly:

Westpac – National award

Public Trust – Marlborough and Nelson Customer Centres awarded

Bupa Care Homes and Retirement Villages – National award


Summerset by the Ranges Retirement Village, Levin

Capella House - Auckland

Enrolled and Working Towards Dementia Friendly are:

Presbyterian Support Northern
Driving Miss Daisy
Ryman Healthcare
Public Trust (now seeking national award)
Summerset (now seeking national award)
Miranda Smith Homecare
Hairs the Secret, Hawera
Rotorua Lakes Council Customer Centre and Library
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Cardrona Rest Home and Hospital, Putaruru and Kenwyn Rest Home, Hospital and Dementia Care Unit
Wesley Community Action
Mary Potter Hospice