Dementia is an incredibly important topic and

Alzheimers NZ is urging the Minister to take action and

#DeliverForDementia.


Please sign our open letter below to the Ministers of Health

Dementia is an incredibly important topic and

Alzheimers NZ is urging the Minister to take action and

#DeliverForDementia.


Please sign our open letter below to the Ministers of Health

Dear Hon Andrew Little MP and

Hon Dr. Ayesha Verrall MP FRACP

Please Deliver for Dementia

Minister, our country has a dementia crisis. The numbers with dementia are set to double by 2040. The numbers for Māori, Pasifika, and Asian people are set to triple.


It is not just older people. Dementia is an urgent issue for current and future generations. It affects individuals, families / whānau, and communities across Aotearoa New Zealand. It puts unsustainable demands on our health system. The social and economic impacts of dementia are escalating.


As we write, people with dementia are missing out on the vital services that they need. Existing services struggle to provide support. Other, much-needed, services don’t exist at all. The health system doesn’t seem to have any strategy to deal with the rapidly rising numbers.


We know your Government has ‘committed support’ for New Zealand’s *Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan.

We know the Plan will help us all deal with the Dementia Challenge facing New Zealand –it provides for the vital services and support systems people urgently need.


The many thousands of New Zealanders living with dementia now, and the many, many thousands more yet to be diagnosed, must be able to get help without overburdening the health system.

We strongly encourage your Government to:

  • Implement the Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan.
  • Fund it in Budget 2022.
  • And make 2023 the ‘Year of Delivery for Dementia’.

Please, Minister. Please Deliver for Dementia.

We are relying on you. Thank you.

*The authors of the Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan are:

Mate Wareware Advisory Rōpū; Alzheimers NZ; New Zealand Dementia Foundation; Dementia New Zealand.

1000+ have signed. Let’s get to 50,000!

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Dear Hon Andrew Little MP and

Hon Dr. Ayesha Verrall MP FRACP

Please Deliver for Dementia

Minister, our country has a dementia crisis. The numbers with dementia are set to double by 2040. The numbers for Māori, Pasifika, and Asian people are set to triple.


It is not just older people. Dementia is an urgent issue for current and future generations. It affects individuals, families / whānau, and communities across Aotearoa New Zealand. It puts unsustainable demands on our health system. The social and economic impacts of dementia are escalating.


As we write, people with dementia are missing out on the vital services that they need. Existing services struggle to provide support. Other, much-needed, services don’t exist at all. The health system doesn’t seem to have any strategy to deal with the rapidly rising numbers.


We know your Government has ‘committed support’ for New Zealand’s Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan*.

We know the Plan will help us all deal with the Dementia Challenge facing New Zealand –it provides for the vital services and support systems people urgently need.


The many thousands of New Zealanders living with dementia now, and the many, many thousands more yet to be diagnosed, must be able to get help without overburdening the health system.

We strongly encourage your Government to:

  • Implement the Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan.
  • Fund it in Budget 2022.
  • And make 2023 the ‘Year of Delivery for Dementia’.

Please, Minister. Please Deliver for Dementia.

We are relying on you. Thank you.

*The authors of the Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan are:

Mate Wareware Advisory Rōpū; Alzheimers NZ; New Zealand Dementia Foundation; Dementia New Zealand


1000+ have signed. Let’s get to 50,000!

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How can you help?

Around 70,000 Kiwis are living with dementia today and that’s expected to reach a staggering 170,000 by 2050. Your donation can make a big difference nationally and locally, to people with dementia and their families.

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