Make dementia a health priority!
  • Petitioned Minister of Health, Hon. Tony Ryall

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Minister of Health, Hon. Tony Ryall

Make dementia a health priority!

    1. Petition by

      Alzheimers New Zealand

      Wellington, New Zealand

Dementia can be devastating to all it touches – the person with dementia, their family, friends, colleagues, and their community. Cases of dementia are growing to epidemic proportions and dementia is set to become one of the biggest health crises New Zealand will face. Help is available that can make the journey with dementia easier however, many community services are at capacity and are inadequately resourced to cope with this looming crisis. Only a formal commitment by government will provide our communities with the resources they need to support all people affected by dementia. 

We are asking the Minister of Health and the New Zealand government to formally recognise dementia as a health target, prioritising the needs of the 48,000 New Zealanders who have dementia today, and preparing New Zealand for the tsunami of people with dementia expected in our near future.

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    • Alannah Hansen WAIPUKURAU, NEW ZEALAND
      • 6 months ago

      My best friend has alzheimers

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    • wendy petersen-fry AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 8 months ago

      Step-Father has dementia

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    • Karyn Murray AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 8 months ago

      My father in law has advanced Alzheimers. The care facility he is in does their best, but there really needs to be a focus on understanding advanced dementia, and upskilling carers with the specialist skills required to manage care in a way that retains dignity. He needs a higher level of care than his current facility can offer, but even in Auckland there are no vacancies in suitable facilities.

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    • Kim Keogh AUGSBURG, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      I fund it because there is a big necessity for the help needed to research and support to find a cure

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    • Abbey McMonagle MOUNT MAUNGANUI, NEW ZEALAND
      • 9 months ago

      Dementia affects more people than we realise and the numbers of dementia patients is growing at a rapid pace.

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