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    Dementia Economic Impact Report


    This report, compiled by the University of Auckland, estimates prevalence numbers and shows care partners of people living with dementia provide nearly 53 million hours per year of unpaid care, valued at $1.19 billion.

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    Evaluation of services for people living with dementia

    Provided by four local Alzheimers organisations

    This new research commissioned by Alzheimers NZ has found dementia support services provided by local Alzheimers organisations meet the needs of people living with dementia and enable them to live their best possible lives. However, the research also found the lack of government funding restricted the scope and availability of dementia services.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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Other reports

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.