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, and that more work needs to go into developing services that are culturally relevant, targeted at rural and isolated areas, and that ensure good information about dementia is provided to other health providers.
Evaluation of services for people living with dementia
Provided by four local Alzheimers organisations
The research was undertaken by Litmus Research. Thirty-five people living with dementia were interviewed in mid-to late 2020 and 291 completed a written survey.