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Dementia care in New Zealand

As one of New Zealand’s largest providers of dementia care, we can help you find the care you need. The information you’ll find on these pages draws on a wide range of experience and knowledge. We hope you find it useful.

Caring for someone living with dementia? Find out more about care options.


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Finding helpful information on dementia and dementia care can be difficult. There are likely to be things that you need to know, such as what is dementia? what should you expect in the future? and what dementia care options are there?

Bupa is committed to shaping New Zealand’s dementia care and ensuring that people living with dementia lead happier lives, for as long as possible. We do this by putting the person first, and understanding their individual needs.

Bupa New Zealand was the first aged care provider to be accredited with Alzheimers New Zealand Dementia Friendly Business Award.

Become a ‘Dementia Friend’ today.

Take Alzheimers New Zealand simple 15 minute questionnaire and become a ‘Dementia Friend’ today.

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Are you caring for someone living with dementia?

You are not alone – more than 70,000 New Zealanders have a dementia diagnosis. Dementia affects two out of every three New Zealanders[1] , including people living with dementia, their family, friends and carers.  

The following guides contain useful tips, advice and support for carers and support people:

[1] Source: Alzheimers NZ https://www.alzheimers.org.nz/news-info/nz-information/awareness-in-nz

Dementia expertise

Our passionate care team are trained to a high standard to ensure we are consistently providing excellent care to all residents. Our team practise person-centred training (we call it ‘Person First’), which teaches the team to tailor care to suit the needs and preferences of every resident.

When a person moves to a Bupa care home we work with them and their family/whānau to complete their ‘map of life’ so that we know their life story, their preferences and what makes them who they are. This approach is provided to everyone in our homes and is especially important for those living with dementia. 

Beth Mcdougall 2016

Beth McDougall – Dementia Care Advisor

Beth leads our face-to-face dementia training in New Zealand, helping people to understand dementia and the effect it has on people living with it and their families.


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