The preamble to the draft New Zealand Dementia Action plan stated that “A separate process is underway to engage with tangata whenua …to design a dementia action plan for Māori….[that may stand] alongside or inside the national action plan”. There was a strong theme in the feedback emphasising the importance of an appropriate process to ensure the action plan incorporates a solid kaupapa Māori base.
Do you agree this is important? How should we and our partners Dementia New Zealand and Alzheimers New Zealand ensure we do achieve this?