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Work inclusion action plan released

By NZDF | Published on: 20/8/2020

A new all-of-government Action Plan aims to help ensure an inclusive economic recovery from COVID-19 where  people with disabilities and health conditions can participate in employment as they want to, on an equal basis to others.


Dementia prevention 2020 report

By NZDF | Published on: 5/8/2020

An update to the 2017 Lancet Commission on dementia, prevention, intervention and care has been released.


Health and Disability System Review released

By NZDF | Published on: 23/6/2020

The Health Minister has released the final report of the Health and Disability System Review, which makes a series of far-reaching recommendations.


Loneliness may increase the risk of dementia

By NZDF | Published on: 23/6/2020

A new British research study suggests that loneliness, but not social isolation, predicts the development of dementia in older people.


Review of COVID clusters in NZ ARC released

By NZDF | Published on: 23/6/2020

The Ministry of Health has published the Independent Review of COVID-19 Clusters in Aged Residential Care Facilities report.


Music and dementia resources launched

By NZDF | Published on: 23/6/2020

A new website and free resources from the BBC focus on the uplifting potential of music for people living with dementia.


Dancing with dementia

By NZDF | Published on: 29/5/2020

A University of Auckland study aims to use dance as a means of combating dementia.


Dementia Action Plan for NZ

By NZDF | Published on: 27/5/2020

We are very pleased to share with you the newly launched Dementia Action Plan for NZ. 


Co-research special issue

By NZDF | Published on: 12/5/2020

The journal "Dementia" has produced a special issue that may be a world first: an issue where the first author of every article is a person living with dementia.


Scared but not prepared - NZ Survey

By NZDF | Published on: 9/5/2020

91% of New Zealanders are frightened of dementia, according to a survey by Public Trust and Dementia New Zealand released in August 2019.


New Zealand carers strategy action plan

By NZDF | Published on: 30/4/2020

The latest Carers’ Strategy Action Plan is focused on improving the wellbeing of the one in 10 New Zealanders who care for a loved one with a disability, health condition, illness or injury.


Best practice for young onset dementia report released

By NZDF | Published on: 30/4/2020

The Angela Project was the largest study of young onset dementia ever carried out in the UK and was designed to look at how post-diagnostic support for people living with young onset dementia and the accuracy of diagnosis can be improved.


Christchurch Symphony Orchestra engages with people living with dementia

By NZDF | Published on: 15/3/2020

For people with dementia, music can be a useful tool to help them connect with others and reduce social isolation. Flourish, a new initiative by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Dementia Canterbury, aims to do just that. 


Otago Dementia Awareness Pilot launched

By NZDF | Published on: 15/3/2020

Alzheimers Otago’s launched a six-month pilot programme in February 2020 to help businesses to become more dementia friendly. 


BPAC publishes guidelines for recognising and managing early dementia

By NZDF | Published on: 15/3/2020

BPAC (Best Practice Advocacy Centre) released new New Zealand guidance on recognising and managing early dementia in February 2020. 


Brain blood flow research in the news

By NZDF | Published on: 4/2/2020

In January 2020, New Zealand Professor Julian Paton’s neurological research hit the headlines.