Person-centred care is culturally appropriate for each person living with mate wareware (dementia).

Our special thanks to Oliver Menzies and Makarena Dudley for reviewing this blog, ngā mihi maioha.

Person-centred care for people living with mate wareware is all about helping to maintain the identity of the person, and culture can be an important part of this identity. In Aotearoa New Zealand, those of us that work in the health and social service systems are guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi). This means that we have a special responsibility to work together with Māori as true partners as we support those affected by mate wareware.