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To make a difference to the lives of people living with dementia, their carers, and families; Alzheimers NZ and local Alzheimers organisations have adopted a ‘Dementia Friendly NZ’ as our mission.

We want New Zealand to be an open and inclusive society – a place where people living with dementia can exercise their right to feel valued and safe, and where they can contribute to and participate in their communities, and where they get the help and support they need.

A great way to do that is by becoming a Dementia Friend.

As part of our efforts, we will deliver a number of programmes and initiatives that contribute towards a dementia-friendly NZ. Join us to make New Zealand Dementia Friendly!

Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends

Learn more about dementia and simple ways to help. Receive a free badge or wristband and certificate.

Dementia Friendly Recognition Programme

Dementia Friendly Recognition Programme

A way for all organisations and businesses in NZ to become accredited as Dementia Friendly.

Dementia Friendly Communities

Dementia Friendly Communities

Improving and enhancing our communities to make them easier and safer to live in for people with dementia.