This is our story
A qualitative research report on living with dementia
This report tells the story of the diverse lives and experiences of 49 New Zealanders living with dementia and explores what it means to them to live well with dementia. Alzheimers NZ commissioned this report with Litmus to share these experiences – with other people living with dementia, for those supporting people with dementia, and with decision-makers.
Dementia Economic Impact Report
According to the Dementia Economic Impact Report updated 2016, more than 170,000 Kiwis will be living with dementia by 2050. The report shows new models of care are needed urgently if the government wants to reduce the significant human and financial cost of the condition.
Report - We must do better
Respite in New Zealand
In the 2013 census, 430,000 New Zealanders, 10 percent of the population, identified as carers, looking after approximately 1.1 million New Zealanders living with disabilities. New Zealand’s respite care system is in crisis and needs urgent attention. This report, prepared by the New Zealand Carers Alliance in association with Alzheimers NZ and IHC, documents the significant problems facing the respite system, many parts of which are broken and need fixing. The report outlines eight steps government must take to address those problems, including three priority areas that require immediate action.
World Alzheimer Reports
From Alzheimer's Disease International
Alzheimers NZ is a member of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), the federation of Alzheimer’s organisations worldwide. Every year ADI releases a World Alzheimer Report. Alongside this, ADI also produce a number of reports on a range of different topics.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025
The Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025 was adopted by WHO Member States at the 70th World Health Assembly. The global plan provides a comprehensive blueprint for action and sets targets across seven areas.
In May 2019, on the second anniversary of WHO’s adoption of Global action plan, ADI updated their report, From plan to impact, on the progress. In the last two years only two countries have created national dementia plans or frameworks, meaning at the current rate the 2025 target will not be reached.
World Dementia Council
Dementia friendly initiatives
These two report from the World Dementia Council examine the global evidence base for dementia friendly initiatives. Dementia friendly is a concept that has developed into a worldwide “movement” with a many initiatives happening across the globe.
Dementia Alliance International
Human Rights for people with dementia
Dementia Alliance International (DAI) is an advocacy group, the peak body and global voice of people with dementia. Read the report The Human Rights of People Living with Dementia: from Rhetoric to Reality.