Useful links

General information and support 

To access dementia support in your area, please call 0800 004 001.

Call 111 in the event of an emergency. If you are not sure if it is an emergency but you are still worried, call 111 and ask the operator. They will help you work out what to do. If it is a medical issue and you need advice, call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Use the drop down menus below to find useful links on a range of topics and issues. 

 Other useful organisations

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/whānau, and aiga carers. 

Age Concern

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

Younger Onset Dementia Aotearoa Trust (YODAT)

YODAT provide age appropriate facilities and services for people with younger onset dementia, as well as support for their families, carers and communities.

Let's End Loneliness

Information on loneliness and isolation with links to support services. Alzheimers NZ is part of the Coalition to End Loneliness. 

 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

 For legal 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 0800 156 015.

For issues around Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) 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 (EPA).

Health and Disability Commission

Information on human rights issues.

 Other topics

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

Information for care partners 

Ministry of Social Development 
A Guide for Carers - He Aratohu mā ngā Kaitiaki

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. 

Dementia KT Hub (Australia) - Preparing for a natural diaster

The Carer Ready Guide is a guide to preparing for natural diasters for carers of people with dementia

 Information in other languages

Te reo Māori
Gagana Sāmoa

Hindi (Dementia Australia)
Mandarin (Dementia Australia)
British Sign Language (The Dementia Guide, Alzheimer's Society of England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

 International organisations

Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI)

Alzheimers New Zealand is a proud member of ADI, the international federation of 90 Alzheimer associations around the world, in official relations with the WHO. ADI has produced a number of reports and policy briefs, including the annual World Alzheimer Report


Dementia Alliance International (DAI) 

Dementia Alliance International is a registered non-profit organisation whose membership is exclusively for people with a medically confirmed diagnosis of any type of a dementia from all around the world. DAI is a global group, of, by and for people with dementia, advocating for the voice and needs of people with dementia. 

Alzheimer’s Association (USA)
Alzheimer Scotland
Alzheimer Society (Canada)
Alzheimer’s Society (UK) 
Dementia Australia
Your Brain Matters (Australia)

Click here to view the full global list of Alzheimer's Disease International member associations